This is just a simple question. Im reading about the second quantization but every text I read it starts with something like: suppose we have a set of single particle basis states {la1>,la2>,...,lan>}, which are used to label the wavefunction etc.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I just need to make sure I understand what these single particle basis states really are (they are described on wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_quantization): [Broken]

My idea is that they are the complete set of combined eigenstates for the system. I.e. for the hydrogen atom they are the functions labeled by l,m,n (the spherical harmonics etc.) times a spinor. Is that correct?

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