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Full Basis of Angular Momentum Eigenstates

  1. Nov 11, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Consider the case of an atom with two unpaired electrons, both of which are in s-orbitals. Write the full basis of angular momentum eigenstates representing the coupled and uncoupled representations

    2. Relevant equations
    l=r×p
    lx=ypz-zpy
    ly=zpx-xpz
    lz=xpy-ypx

    l+=lx+ily
    l-=lx-ily

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I am not sure how to start. If I am correct I already wrote a complete basis for l.
     
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  3. Nov 16, 2014 #2
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  4. Nov 17, 2014 #3

    stevendaryl

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    Well, the problem statement says that the electrons are in "s-orbitals". That means that the orbital angular momentum is zero. So the only relevant angular momentum is spin angular momentum, I would think.
     
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