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Homework Help: Assigning spin values to particle in a box.

  1. Nov 6, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Imaging an particle with spin 3/2 confined in a one-dimensional rigid box/ What
    are the degeneracies of its energy levels? Make a sketch of the lowest few levels,
    showing their occupancy for the lowest state of six electrons confined in the same box.
    (Ignore the Coulumb repulsion among the electrons)

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I know that there are 4 possible values the spin may take, is there a specific rule when drawing my diagram for which one (-3/2, -1/2, 1/2, 3/2) fill up the energy levels first? I have a level that will not be fully occupied, but can't think of how to assign spin states the the particles in it.

    Thank you
  2. jcsd
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