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Nuclear Physics in a Nutshell by Carlos A. Bertulani

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Appendix A Angular Momentum

A.1 Orbital Momentum

In spherical coordinates the Laplace operator is a sum of the radial and angular parts,

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A simple transformation of variables shows that the operator in the angular part (A.1) is nothing but the square of the vector l of orbital momentum (in units of Image)

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The orbital momentum components in spherical polar ...

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