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Homework Help: Zeeman effect

  1. Nov 2, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    When is Zeeman effect interaction 0?

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    3. The attempt at a solution

    I was thinking that when l=0, then Zeeman effect interaction should be 0 because when l =0, we only have ml = 0. So, zeeman effect interaction should be zero.
    I haven't understood this whole thing, so, I am not sure.
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  3. Nov 3, 2008 #2


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    What external quantity does it depend on?
  4. Nov 3, 2008 #3
    It depends on magnetic field (B).
  5. Nov 4, 2008 #4


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    Right! So for what value of field is there no effect?
  6. Nov 4, 2008 #5
    for B = 0 since, del E = [tex]\mu[/tex]B * ml * B

    actually, I think I didn't write the whole question. So, I am sorry for that, the question was for what values of the orbital angular momentum is the Zeeman effect zero. So, my first answer is correct. thanks for the help =)
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