Share this entry
wave mechanics Syllabification: wave me·chan·ics
Pronunciation: /wāv məˈkaniks/

Definition of wave mechanics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular] Physics
A method of analysis of the behavior of atomic phenomena with particles represented by wave equations.
Example sentences
  • In mathematics he worked on the calculus of variations, Fourier series, function spaces, Hamiltonian geometrical optics, Schrödinger wave mechanics, and relativity.
  • In 1926, Schrodinger developed a theory of wave mechanics that treated electrons as waves rather than particles.
  • Among publications on many topics he published work on Dirac's theory of the electron, on the new theory of light, on Uhlenbeck's theory of spin, and on applications of wave mechanics to nuclear physics.
Definition of wave mechanics in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources