The principle that states that for very large quantum numbers the laws of quantum theory merge with those of classical physics.
- 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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Syllabification: cor·re·spond·ence prin·ci·ple
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