Quantum in the context of nodal reduction, represents change and a minute timeslice of processing. Also called Quanta in the plural, the processing is as close as possible O(1) and should certainly never be O(n). We keep all language specific processing O(1), and leave all higher-O to nodally reducable structure.
- Nodal reduction
- Wikipedia:Linearizability (aka "atomicity" formal term and conditions for infintesimal operations like ours)
- Wikipedia:ACID (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, and Durability)
- Wikipedia:Big O Notation
- In project management an indivisible unit of work like this is called a terminal element
- work breakdown structure