azimuthal quantum number


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Related to azimuthal quantum number: Principal quantum number, Magnetic quantum number

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.