azimuthal quantum number


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azimuthal quantum number

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The mathematical significance of azimuthal quantum number l is that it specifies the number of angular nodes of an amplitude function--i.
2] becomes zero between r = 0 and r [right arrow] [infinity], whereas azimuthal quantum number l not only indicates the number of angular nodes between [theta] = 0 and [theta] = [pi] rad but also pertains to the orbital angular momentum, vide infra.