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  • Law of Conservation of Energy
    The Law of Conservation of Energy says that the amount of energy in an isolated system remains constant. Energy cannot be(...) - Read More
  • Law of Conservation of Matter
    The Law of Conservation of Matter was abandoned as inaccurate by physicists early in the 1900’s. For more information, see(...) - Read More
  • linear momentum
    Linear momentum is the oomph something has due to having mass that’s in motion. If a football player were to ram into a(...) - Read More
  • lines of force
    “Lines of force” can best be explained with an illustration. The photo shows the lines of magnetic force created with a(...) - Read More
  • local realism
    [This article is under construction.]

    Local realism is a quick way of saying two principles: 1) Principle of locality:(...) - Read More

  • logical
    Logical reasoning is reasoning that draws conclusions based on correct understanding of relationships. Here are examples of(...) - Read More
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  • magnetic moment
    The magnetic moment is the strength of the response of a piece of metal to a magnetic field. It is a measure of the degree(...) - Read More
  • magnetic moment of the electron
    The magnetic moment of an electron is symbolized as g and is called the “g-factor.”

    The magnetic moment is the degree to(...) - Read More

  • mathematical constant
    Pi and e are examples of mathematical constants. A mathematical constant has the same value no matter which mathematical(...) - Read More
  • measurement in quantum mechanics
    (Also called “observation”). Measurement is of considerable consequence in the quantum world. At least in some(...) - Read More
  • Measurement Problem
    Understanding the Measurement Problem requires understanding the unique role of measurement in quantum mechanics. The entry(...) - Read More
  • metal
    A metal is a kind of matter, usually derived from rocks found in nature. Examples of metals include iron, aluminum, and(...) - Read More
  • minimal theory
    A minimal theory in physics is a theory that accounts for known phenomena with the simplest approach conceivable. Of course,(...) - Read More
  • moment
    “Moment,” as used in physics, means the amount of force experienced by an object due to the amount of force applied at a(...) - Read More
  • moment of force
    Moment of force is also called torque. “Moment,” as used in physics, means the amount of force experienced by an object due(...) - Read More
  • moment of momentum
    In classical physics, moment of momentum is the momentum or oomph which an object has as it rotates about an axis. It is the(...) - Read More
  • momentum
    (Abbreviated p. Momentum is the oomph something has due to having mass that’s in motion. Let’s say you just happen to be(...) - Read More
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  • normal matter
    Scientists call the everyday matter of our world, such as tables and chairs, “normal matter.” Normal matter is made up of(...) - Read More
  • o

  • observation
    See measurement in quantum mechanics and see observer. - Read More
  • observer
    In quantum mechanics, the term "observer" is used in a specialized manner. It has a meaning quite different from that of the(...) - Read More