Pauli exclusion principle
noun Etymology: Wolfgang Pauli Date: 1926 exclusion principle — called also Pauli principle

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  • Pauli exclusion principle — n. [after PAULI Wolfgang] the principle that no two electrons, protons, etc. in a given system can have the same set of quantum numbers and, thus, that no two can occupy the same space at the same time: see FERMION …   English World dictionary

  • Pauli exclusion principle — The Pauli exclusion principle is a quantum mechanical principle formulated by Wolfgang Pauli in 1925. It states that no two identical fermions may occupy the same quantum state simultaneously . A more rigorous statement of this principle is that …   Wikipedia

  • Pauli exclusion principle — Physics. See exclusion principle. [1925 30; named after W. PAULI] * * * Assertion proposed by Wolfgang Pauli that no two electrons in an atom can be in the same state or configuration at the same time. It accounts for the observed patterns of… …   Universalium

  • Pauli exclusion principle — exclusion principle, principle put forward by the Austrian physicist Wolfgang Pauli that no two electrons in an atom can be exactly equivalent …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Pauli exclusion principle — Pau′li exclu′sion prin ciple n. phs exclusion principle • Etymology: 1925–30; after W. Pauli …   From formal English to slang

  • Pauli exclusion principle — [ paʊli] noun Physics the assertion that no two fermions can have the same quantum number. Origin 1920s: named after the American physicist Wolfgang Pauli …   English new terms dictionary

  • Pauli exclusion principle — n. Physics the assertion that no two fermions can have the same quantum number. Etymology: W. Pauli, Austrian physicist d. 1958 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pauli exclusion principle — noun A principle in quantum mechanics that states that no two identical fermions may occupy the same quantum state simultaneously …   Wiktionary

  • Exclusion principle — may refer to: * The Exclusion principle, an epistemological principle * In economics, the exclusion principle states the owner of a private good may exclude others from use unless they pay. * The Pauli exclusion principle, a quantum mechanical… …   Wikipedia

  • exclusion principle — n. PAULI EXCLUSION PRINCIPLE …   English World dictionary

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