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Stationary Quantum State help

  1. Aug 19, 2007 #1
    Q: Explain the meanings of the four quantum numbers, n, l, m, σ which label the stationary states of the electron in the hydrogen atom.

    i know what n and m are i can't find anywhere wat l is but i think its radius of orbit, but what is σ?

    help would be much appreciated.
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  3. Aug 19, 2007 #2

    Doc Al

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  4. Aug 19, 2007 #3
    oh excellent, cheers big doc al!
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