First Applications of Quantum Theory

  • Fernando SansòEmail author
  • Federica Migliaccio
Part of the Springer Geophysics book series (SPRINGERGEOPHYS)


In this chapter, the basic results of the mechanics of the hydrogen atom will be presented, to show how the general principles of quantum mechanics are capable of reproducing the results of Bohr. Furthermore, we will show why empirical results (for example, the Zeeman effect) cannot be understood without introducing an internal angular momentum of the particle, called the spin, responsible for the very fine structure of the energetic spectrum of atoms, which is one of the characteristics exploited in the process of quantum measurement of gravity.


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  1. 1.MilanItaly

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