Definition of correspondence principle in English:

correspondence principle

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Physics

noun

  • The principle that states that for very large quantum numbers the laws of quantum theory merge with those of classical physics.
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    • He uses an old argument of Neils Bohr called the correspondence principle, which tells us how to tie together classical and quantum descriptions of the same system.
    • However, these arise in somewhat exceptional circumstances and the general drift of the correspondence principle was in the right direction.
    • His explanation covered the absorption and excitation of spectral lines and the correspondence principle which he had set out in three papers.

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