quantum number


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quantum number

n.
Any of a set of real numbers assigned to a physical system that individually characterize the properties and collectively specify the state of a particle or of the system.

quantum number

n
(Atomic Physics) physics one of a set of integers or half-integers characterizing the energy states of a particle or system of particles. A function of the number multiplied by a fixed quantity gives the observed value of some specified physical quantity possessed by the system

quan′tum num`ber



n.
any integer or half of an odd integer that distinguishes one of the discrete states of a quantum-mechanical system.
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The results obtained in [1-9] data show that in a homogeneous conductive metal conductor structure comprising quantum number n = 1,2,3.
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From now on, the quantum number m (the canonical angular momentum number) will be considered fixed unless stated otherwise in a explicit way.
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