Quantum Theory / Particle Physics
November 4, 2012
Boscovich when dealing with Newton's corpuscular theory of light used the
Latin term “quantum”, from this modern physics adopted using the term “quantum” with its so-called Quantum Revolution. So really Quantum physics is derived from Newtonian physics. The main difference is that Einstein took a heuristic approach – i.e. guessing, and so introduced errors. Thus modern quantum physics comes from Newtonian physics with addition of Einstein's errors into the mix.