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Schrodinger Quantization VS Bohr Quantization

  1. Dec 4, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    What are the similarities and differences between the quantization of angular momentum in the Schrodinger theory and in the Bohr model?


    2. Relevant equations

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    3. The attempt at a solution

    Similarities:
    -In both theories, the principal quantum #, n, determines the energy levels.
    -Identical energy levels are determined for Hydrogen.

    Differences:
    -While the Bohr model was limited to one dimension, Schrodinger's thory accounts for all 3


    I feel that these answers are very obvious and that I am missing the more fundamental points of angular momentum. Any insight?
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Dec 5, 2011 #2

    dextercioby

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    Actually the Bohr model is also 3D. it turns out that the motion of the electron is circular (one parameter = 1DOF), due to angular momentum conservation, because of the central potential.

    What's the quantization rule for angular momentum in the Bohr model ? What about wave mechanics of Schrödinger ?
     
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