effective energy

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effective energy (plural effective energies)

  1. (physics) The energy of a heterogeneous (polychromatic) photon beam calculated as if it were monochromatic
    • 1995 Arthur I. Miller - Early Quantum Electrodynamics
      Consequently the ‘intuitive' theory can be taken directly into the quantum theory of waves, including the nonlinear effective energy density . . .