When we speak about wave function of an electron, we write it as ψ[itex]_{n,σ}[/itex] (x,ζ) so that we specify here the orbital quantum number by n and spin quantum number by σ. σ can take two values according to spin up or down. x is space position and ζ has two discrete values related to spin up and down.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Now my question:

Is it possible to have σ related to spin up and ζ related to spin down simultaneously? In other words are σ and ζ independent (like n and x that are independent)?

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# Spin and quantum states

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