azimuthal quantum number

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azimuthal quantum number

[‚az·ə′məth·əl ¦kwän·təm ‚nəm·bər]
(atomic physics)
The orbital angular momentum quantum number l, such that the eigenvalue of L 2 is l (l + 1).
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