Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 31 - Think and Explain - Page 598-599: 61


It depends on the context.

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A literal "quantum leap", e.g., an electron dropping between energy levels in an atom, is just about the smallest transition that can be imagined. On the other hand, the revolution in 20th century physics thinking, from classical to quantum physics, required "a quantum leap" in knowledge, i.e., a large change.
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