In the physical sciences, a particle (or corpuscule in older texts) is a small localized object to which can be ascribed several physical or chemical properties such as volume or mass.[1][2] They vary greatly in size or quantity, from subatomic particles like the electron, to microscopic particles like atoms and molecules, to macroscopic particles like powders and other granular materials. Particles can also be used to create scientific models of even larger objects depending on their density, such as humans moving in a crowd or celestial bodies in motion. Physicists usually use the point particle, a 0-dimensional representation. It is not entirely acruate, but it is used for physics theorems.

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  1. "Particle". AMS Glossary. American Meteorological Society. Retrieved 2015-04-12. 
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