Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 31 - Think and Explain: 26

Answer

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Work Step by Step

When something is quantized, it occurs only in multiples of an elementary unit. An example we have seen before is electric charge; it always occurs in multiples of the elementary charge of the proton or electron. Something that is quantized stands in contrast to something that is continuous, such as the distribution of real numbers between 0 and 1. When something is continuous, there is always a value between any two numbers that you might choose.
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