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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It shows that the energy eigenvalues increase monotonically with the magnetic field variable B for the minimal length parameter and the NC parameter, respectively, and for one principal quantum number, the energy E increases with the increase of the azimuthal quantum number.
As examples of the general features of surfaces of spherical polar amplitude functions with further values of azimuthal quantum number l, we show in figure 15 the surface of [[psi].sub.0,3,0],
The energy associated with an amplitude function pertaining to a discrete state of H defined with these quantum numbers thus depends directly on all three local quantum numbers in combination, hence including equatorial quantum number m even in the absence of an externally applied magnetic field, but [absolute value of m] is precisely a lower limit of azimuthal quantum number l that appears directly in the solution of Schroedinger's equation in spherical polar coordinates.