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The language of physics

Postby socrat44 on June 18th, 2019, 9:55 am 

The language of physics
By Lauren Biron
Word fans, rejoice!
Symmetry is back with another list of 10 common words
that take on a new meaning when spoken by scientists.
Check out the first and second lists,
then take these physics words for a spin, too ... of-physics

It’s easy to imagine a spinning planet, ballerina or
quantum particle because all these objects have
concrete geometrical form.
Quantum tunneling is instead a phenomenon in which a particle
can pass through a barrier by Heisenberg's uncertainty principle
Scientists use the term ''quintessence'' to discuss the
theoretical idea of an evolving type of dark energy
( Dark energy may be vacuum )
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