


Angular Momentum in Quantum Mechanics 
This book offers a concise introduction to the angular momentum, one of the most fundamental quantities in all of quantum mechanics. Beginning with the quantization of angular momentum, spin angular momentum, and the orbital angular momentum, the author goes on to discuss the ClebschGordan coefficients for a twocomponent system. After developing the necessary mathematics, specifically spherical tensors and tensor operators, the author then investigates the 3j, 6j, and 9j symbols. Throughout, the author provides practical applications to atomic, molecular, and nuclear physics. These include partialwave expansions, the emission and absorption of particles, the proton and electron quadrupole moment, matrix element calculation in practice, and the properties of the symmetrical top molecule. "This book . . . has always been and remains to be a standard source reference for those working in quantum theory of angular momentum and its applications in physics."Zentrallblatt für Mathematik Series: Subject Areas:
Hardcover published in 1957  
 
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