quantum number


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quantum number

One of a set of integers or half integers characterizing the energy states of an elementary particle or system of particles. Physical properties, such as charge and spin, are described by quantum numbers.

quantum number

[′kwän·təm ‚nəm·bər]
(quantum mechanics)
One of the quantities, usually discrete with integer or half-integer values, needed to characterize a quantum state of a physical system; they are usually eigenvalues of quantum-mechanical operators or integers sequentially assigned to these eigenvalues.
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A Regge trajectory like spin quantum number based quantization pattern is given by Ne'eman and Sijacki [3] where the particle's measured mass vary about the predicted points.
The mentioned rotations are considered as nondegenerate if all the specific (orbital) quantum numbers have well-defined (unique) values.
It is argued by Fischer [5a] that "Hall quantization is of necessity derivable from a topological quantum number related to this (quantum) coherence".
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In the Vienna experiment, it is theoretically possible to create entanglement regardless of the strength of the angular momentum or the scale of its quantum number.
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Rydberg atoms contain a highly excited electron with a very large quantum number.
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