From AMS Glossary
Revision as of 17:49, 20 February 2012 by Perlwikibot (Talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search


An aggregation of sufficiently many atoms or molecules that it can be assigned macroscopic properties such as volume, density, pressure, and temperature.

But sometimes by particle, without qualification, is meant a subatomic particle such as the proton or neutron (which themselves are composed of other "elementary particles") or the electron.
See also particles.

Personal tools