- Two identical spin particles are bound together
into a state with total angular momentum .
a) What are the allowed states of total spin for and for ?
b) List the allowed states using spectroscopic notation for and 1.
- A hydrogen atom is in the state
.
A combined measurement of of and of is made.
What are the possible outcomes of this combined measurement
and what are the probabilities of each?
You may ignore nuclear spin in this problem.
- We want to find the eigenstates of total and for two spin 1 particles
which have an interaction. (
)
- What are the allowed values of , the total spin quantum number.
- Write down the states of maximum for the maximum state. Use notation and for the product states.
- Now apply the lowering operator to get the other states. You only need to go down to because of the obvious symmetry.
- Now find the states with the other values of in a similar way.

- Two (identical) electrons are bound in a Helium atom.
What are the allowed states
if both electrons have
principal quantum number ?
What are the states if one has and the other ?
- A hydrogen atom is in an eigenstate
of , , and of
such that
,
,
,
and of course the electron's spin is .
Determine the quantum numbers of this state as well as you can.
If a measurement of is made, what are the possible outcomes and
what are the probabilities of each.
- A hydrogen atom is in the state
.
If a measurement of and of is made, what are the possible outcomes
of this measurement and what are the probabilities for each outcome?
If a measurement of the energy of the state is made, what are the possible
energies and the probabilities of each? You may ignore the nuclear spin
in this problem.
- Two identical spin 1 particles are bound together into a
state with orbital angular momentum . What are the allowed states
of total spin (s) for , for , and for ? List all the
allowed states giving, for each state, the values of the quantum numbers for
total angular momentum , orbital angular momentum and
spin angular momentum if is 2 or less. You need not list all the
different values.
- List all the allowed states of total spin and
total z-component of spin for 2 identical spin 1 particles.
What values are allowed for each of these states?
Explicitly write down the states
for the highest in terms of
, and
.
- Two different spin particles have a Hamiltonian
given by
.
Find the allowed energies and the energy eigenstates in terms of the four
basis states , , , and .
- A spin 1 particle is in an state.
Find the allowed values of the total angular momentum quantum number, .
Write out the states for the largest allowed value,
in terms of the
basis.
(That is give one state for every value.)
If the particle is prepared in the state
,
what is the probability to measure ?
- Two different spin particles have a Hamiltonian
given by
.
Find the allowed energies and the energy eigenstates in terms of the four
product states
,
,
, and
.

Jim Branson 2013-04-22