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correspondence principle Line breaks: cor¦res|pond|ence prin|ciple

Definition of correspondence principle in English:


The principle that states that for very large quantum numbers the laws of quantum theory merge with those of classical physics.
Example sentences
  • 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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