Energy Level Separation

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Homework Statement


Considering only orbital angular momentum, estimate the energy level separation between electron states in a magnetic field of 1 Tesla applied along the z direction.


Homework Equations


I am confused by how to even start this question! Isn't orbital angular momentum just integer*h / (2Pi) ??

Could someone please point in the right direction. Thanks


The Attempt at a Solution

 

Answers and Replies

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I suggest first writing down the perturbation for a weak magnetic field. Then finding the first order shift in energy for the unperturbed states: [itex]|l,m\rangle[/itex].
 

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