If ψ is normalize-able and a function of nx, ny, nz, is the maximum energy degeneracy 6?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I.E. There can be degeneracy at the same Energy with each state taking a different value of n, yet adding up to some (nx^2+ny^2+nz^2)=Same E, due to the linearity of the operators involved. I guess the question is, assuming that any potential involved is physical and causes bounded states, can the maximum degenerate states be 3!.

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Is sixfold degeneracy the maximum degeneracy an angular momentum can have?

Loading...

Similar Threads - sixfold degeneracy maximum | Date |
---|---|

I Probabilities for degenerate eigenvalues? | Jan 29, 2018 |

I Confused about degeneracy | Mar 12, 2017 |

B Neutron, White Dwarfs and Degeneracy Pressure | Feb 2, 2017 |

I Maximum practical size of a BEC | Jan 23, 2017 |

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**