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Unformatted text preview: PHY4604 Fall 2006 Exam 2 Department of Physics Page 1 of 5 PHY 4604 Exam 2 (Total Points = 50) Problem 1 (20 points) Problem 1a (2 points): The wave function for an electron in a state with zero angular momentum: ( circle the correct answer ) (a) is zero everywhere (b) is spherically symmetric (c) depends on the angle from the z axis (d) depends on the angle from the x axis (e) is spherically symmetric for some shells and depends on the angle from the z axis for others Problem 1b (2 points): The magnitude of the orbital angular momentum of an electron in an atom is what multiple of h ? ( l = 0, 1, 2, …) ( circle the correct answer ) (a) 1 (b) ½ (c) ) 1 ( + l l (d) 1 2 + l (e) 2 l Problem 1c (2 points): An electron is in a quantum state for which the magnitude of the orbital momentum is h 2 6 . How many allowed values of the z-component of the angular momentum are there? ( circle the correct answer ) (a) 4 (b) 5 (c) 7 (d) 8 (e) 9 Problem 1d (2 points): If the wave function ψ is spherically symmetric then the radial probability density is given by: ( circle the correct answer ) (a) ψ π 2 4 r (b) 2 | | ψ (c) 2 2 | | 4 ψ π r (d) 2 | | 4 ψ π (e) 2 | | 4 ψ π r Problem 1e (3 points): An electron in an atom is in a state with l = 3 and m l = 2 . The angle between L r and the z-axis is given by: ( circle the correct answer ) (a) 48.2º (b) 60º (c) 30º (d) 35.3º (e) 54.7º Problem 1f (3 points): SU(2) is the group of 2×2 matrices, U , where: (a) 1 = = ↑ ↑ UU U U (b) ↑ = U U (c) det(U)=1 (d) ↑ − = U U 1 (e) T U U = * (Note: circle all the correct answers) Problem 1g (3 points): If H is an Hermitian operator then: (a) 1 = = ↑ ↑ HH H H (b) ↑ = H H (c) <H> ≥ 0 (d) <H 2 > ≥ 0 (e) its eigenvalues are real (Note: circle all the correct answers) Problem 1h (3 points): If L v is the orbital angular momentum operator then:...
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