- Consider the fine structure of the states of the
hydrogen atom. What is the spectrum in the absence of a magnetic field?
How is the spectrum changed when the atom is placed in a magnetic
field of 25,000 gauss? Give numerical values for the energy
shifts in each of the above cases. Now, try to estimate the
binding energy for the lowest energy state including the
relativistic, spin-orbit, and magnetic field.
- Verify the relations used for , ,
and for hydrogen atom states up to and for
any if .
- Calculate the fine structure of hydrogen atoms for spin 1 electrons for and . Compute the energy shifts in eV.

Jim Branson 2013-04-22