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## Homework Statement

Calculate the magnetic moment of the ground state of [itex]\,_{20}^{39}Ca[/itex]. Compare to the experimental value in table 1.

## Homework Equations

Nuclear Shell Model knowledge

## The Attempt at a Solution

Well firstly the magnetic moment of the nucleus similar to the spin is based only on the unpaired nucleon. With the above having one unpaired neutron in the 1d3/2 giving it spin 3/2 and parity +.

I thought the formulae for magnetic moment was:

[itex] \mu_{n} = \dfrac{g_{n}\mu_{N}\vec{s}}{\hbar}[/itex]

but that would only involve googling the g value and multiplying it by 3/2 I think which would not get me all the marks this question is worth. Please give me a point in the right direction.

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