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» Quantum Mechanics II & Atomic Physics » Atomic Physics » Spectroscopic Notation of Atomic States

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Appeared in Year: 2011

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Obtain the term symbols for two singlet states and two triplet states for two electron atoms. (Paper-2) (Section-A)

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If we knowing the value of various types of angular momenta, term symbols gives three kinds of information,

Total orbital angular momentum, L

Multiplicity of the terms,

Total angular momentum,

Vectors sum of angular momentum

Vectors Sum of Angular Momentum

In figure vectors sum of angular momentum is shown.

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» Quantum Mechanics II & Atomic Physics » Quantum Mechanics II » The Spin Half Problem and Properties of Pauli Spin Matrices

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What are Pauli spin matrices?

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Where, are Pauli spin matrices and and are vector operators which commute with , but do not necessarily commute with each other?

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Pauli spin matrices or Pauli matrices are a set of matrices, which are complex, Hermitian and unitary matrices. Pauli spin matrices defined as,

The Pauli vector is defi

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