# Schrodinger equation

1. Oct 30, 2011

### Airplane7

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
The solution of the Schrodinger equation for atom depends on four quantum numbers: the principal n, the orbital l, magnetic m1, and the spin Ms
n = 1, 2, 3, 4, ... (integers)
l = 0, 1, 2, ... (n-1)
m1 = -1, -1+1,...0...1-1, 1
Ms = -1/2, 1/2
List all possible values of n, l, m1, and ms for n= 0,1,2

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution
I actually have no clue what the question is asking.. It is exactly how the professor typed it up as.. Can someone help me please?

2. Oct 30, 2011

### Airplane7

Can someone give me a hint on how to figure out the solution?

3. Oct 31, 2011

### dextercioby

Begin with n=0. What are then the possible values for the other 3 quantum numbers ? Then the same question for n=1, etc.

EDIT: Sorry, n=1, of course. :D So n=1, what's l equal to ?

Last edited: Oct 31, 2011
4. Oct 31, 2011

### sandy.bridge

How is this in advanced physics?

5. Oct 31, 2011

### Redbelly98

Staff Emeritus
Moderator's note: I have moved this thread to Introductory Physics. In the future, please post questions of this level in Introductory Physics.