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Quantized examples

  1. Oct 23, 2006 #1
    All I can think of are electrons and marbles! Oh god, please help. I need examples of quantized values.
    And Quantized means, they're set to a select grouping, like whole numbers vs. real numbers? I'm hoping I'm somewhat on the right track...

    Can't time be quantized too?
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  3. Oct 23, 2006 #2

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    I would say that something is "quantized" if there is a non-zero lower limit to the smallest quantity of it that can exist. How about the photon (smallest quantity of light or em radiation), the atom (smallest amount of an element), the cell (the smallest form of life), the movie frame (smallest amount of a movie), the pixel (the smallest part of a digital picture), a tree (smallest part of a forest), a word (smallest part of a language), a letter (smallest part of a word)....

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