## wave mechanics

wave mechanics the branch of physics that describes the motion of particles, as atoms and elementary particles, by wave motion

## wave mechanics

noun

*used with a sing. or pl. verb*

The branch of theoretical physics that mathematically represents subatomic particles as waves in fields, as in the theory of quantum electrodynamics.

## wave-mechanics

Noun

(*uncountable*)

- (physics, mathematics) The mathematical basis for quantum mechanics in which light and subatomic particles have the characteristics of both waves and particles.