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The problem between two pictures that show the same(?) Zeeman effect

  1. May 16, 2013 #1
    Hello.

    I am confused with my teacher argument with the two pictures that shows the Zeeman effect. The addresses to them is

    http://www7b.biglobe.ne.jp/~kcy05t/paschen.html (the first pictures)
    http://psi.phys.wits.ac.za/teaching/Connell/phys284/2005/lecture-03/lecture_03/node14.html

    My teacher said that this is the same kind of pictures of the Zeeman effect and you don´t need them both to ones work. The confusion is that the one of them tells only about the normal Zeeman effect (the second address) where the magnetic quantum numbers is illustrate. The next one tells about difference between the normal and the anomalous Zeeman effect and the second the anomalous one describes from the spin quantum number.

    My purpose was with the first adress pictures show the differences between the two types of the Zeeman effect. If from my teachers wiev of Point where the pictures describe the same thing, which means that I can for example only use the second adress pictures to show the difference between the two type of the Zeeman effect.

    However I havn´t study the Zeeman effect so long but this felt so strange. I felt like that I have no idea more about what the pictures decribes, which I did Before the teacher said this things.
     
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