Angular Momentum

  • Jochen PadeEmail author
Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)


We begin this chapter with the consideration of the orbital angular momentum. This gives rise to a general definition of angular momenta. We derive the eigenvalue spectrum of the orbital angular momentum with an algebraic method. After a brief presentation of the eigenfunctions of the orbital angular momentum in the position representation, we outline some concepts for the addition of angular momenta.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für PhysikUniversität OldenburgOldenburgGermany

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