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Dr. Quantum March 16, 2007

Posted by truthspew in Dr. Quantum, physics.
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I stumbled upon this when I scrolled down my RSS feed of videos from digg. Nice explanations of the weirdness of the quantum. The very word quantum is defined as:

Main Entry: 1quan·tum
Pronunciation: ‘kwän-t&m
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural quan·ta /’kwän-t&/
Etymology: Latin, neuter of quantus how much
1 a : QUANTITY, AMOUNT b : PORTION, PART c : gross quantity : BULK
2 a : any of the very small increments or parcels into which many forms of energy are subdivided b : any of the small subdivisions of a quantized physical magnitude (as magnetic moment)

Itsy bitsy, teeny-tiny little pieces of matter.

Interesting isn’t it. Catchy animation makes thinking about quantum physics fun! There are a whole lot more Dr. Q vids on YouTube so check them out.