Re: Precursors & first use

Subject: Re: Precursors & first use
From: David Mooney/Maxine Heller (
Date: Tue Oct 25 2005 - 20:21:36 EDT

"Quantize" seems to go back to Niels Bohr and his work on the line
spectrum of hydrogen (around 1913). The word "quantum" has been
around a long time, usually meaning a sufficient quantity of
something, before it was applied to quantum physics. The relation
between quantize and time shows up in discussions of continuous
versus discreet systems--that in discreet systems time has to be
divided into units--i.e., quantized, or "time-quantized". Can't pin a
date on it, though--early stuff about digital computers.

At 12:07 AM 10/23/2005, you wrote:
>Would anyone know when the following terms (and usage) first
>appeared in their (close to) current meaning? Some may have been
>common terms in psychology.
>ASA terms:
> -- integration
> -- segregation
> -- segmentation
> -- quantized times

David Mooney:
Maxine Heller:
Opaque Melodies:

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