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Wave Functions

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:16 pm
by Diana Sandoval 1K
I'm confused as to how you determine if the subscript will be x, y, or z. We did an example in class that had the wave function of (3,1,0) and we got 3py but where did the 'y' come from?

Re: Wave Functions

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:32 pm
by Jessica Helfond 2F
From what I understand, in the magnetic quantum number (ml), for l=1, ml= -1,0,+1. Because the subscript goes px, py, pz, py is the middle term, just as 0 is the middle term. Thus, py=0. I believe px and pz would be interchangeable for -1 and +1. Hope this helped!

Re: Wave Functions

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:43 pm
by angelagd3l
Can De Broglie's Wave Equation work for any particle with momentum?

Re: Wave Functions

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:51 pm
by Manas Jinka
The De Broglie equation works for any particle that has a mass when the momentum is 0. Since photons never have 0 momentum, you can't use this equation for such particles.

Re: Wave Functions

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:23 am
by Tatum Keichline 2B
px, py, and pz correlate to the ml=-1,0,+1. px and pz can be either -1 or +1, but pt must be the middle number for the list of ml values is what I understood.