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Energy levels for the Hydrogen Atom

  1. Mar 1, 2007 #1
    Hello everybody.
    As you surely know, the Schodinger treatment of the Hydrogen Atom gives wrong eigenvalues for the Spectrum. The Dirac equation provides for a correct one. On the other hand, the first who found the correct expression for the levels was "mighty" Sommerfeld using a mixture of relativity, schrodinger equation and other stuff. The question is: is there any reference for the correct calculus done as Sommerfeld did?
    I solved the problem with Dirac equation but I'm curious to notice how Sommerfeld reached the same result...

    Thankz
     
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  3. Mar 1, 2007 #2

    dextercioby

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    Not exactly the same result, a close one, he couldn't have taken account on the presence of spin for the electron, so he basically provided a relativistic theory of 2 charges attracting by means of a Coulomb electrostatic interaction and moving in closed elliptic orbits.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2007 #3
    So?

    Ok... but could you write down a reference?
    I'm interested in seeing this thing.
     
  5. Mar 2, 2007 #4

    dextercioby

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    I haven't found anything on the internet. I'll look it up in some books.
     
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