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Homework Help: Confusion in terminology dealing with Energy State of Hydrogen Atom

  1. Nov 27, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    If a hydrogen atom is in an energy state 5g7/2 with mj = 3/2 what is the angular and spin wavefucnction.

    I feel I can answer this question, but I am stumped as to the meaning of "a hydrogen atom is in an energy state 5g7/2". I have not seen this way of writing an energy state for a Hydrogen atom so I don't know what to make of it.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. Nov 28, 2012 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Welcome to PF;
    What is the problem? Do you not understand the notation?
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