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Quantum mechanics: Latex and Box Notation

  1. Apr 13, 2012 #1
    Does anyone know how to do box notation in Latex, I've got this:

    [itex]Li \quad \boxed{\uparrow \downarrow} \quad \boxed{\uparrow\;} \qquad[/itex]
    1s 2s

    But I want the quantum states to appear underneath their respective boxes?
     
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  3. Apr 13, 2012 #2

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    I'm not familiar with using boxes for notation, but I suppose it looks reasonable. How about using an array/matrix?

    [tex] \begin{array}{ccc}
    Li & \boxed{\uparrow \downarrow} & \quad \boxed{\uparrow\;} \\
    & 1s & 2s
    \end{array}[/tex]
     
  4. Apr 13, 2012 #3
    Thanks ... Looks good what is the code for that?
     
  5. Apr 13, 2012 #4

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    Right click my equation, and it gives you an option to show the equation in Tex Commands.

    For more general information, there is a link in my signature that directs you to a some LaTex crash coarse, that is useful for this forum. The arrays and matrices are toward the end of the document.
     
  6. Apr 14, 2012 #5
    Thats brilliant, thank you!
     
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