This might seem like a foolish query, but I'm having a hard time understanding the rules of degenerate states. I know that it describes how different quantum numbers lead to equal energy values, but I'm not sure how you exactly determine that. Is it just trial and error, thinking about different possible combinations, mentally? Or is there an actual equation? For instance, I know there is a formula for the isotrophic harmonic oscillator [tex]g_{n}[/tex], but how does this vary for other phenomena? I've seen it in the forms [tex]n^{2} + 1 [/tex], [tex]n^{2}[/tex], etc. Which one applies to which?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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