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Unformatted text preview: PHYS 560: Assignment 6 : SOLUTIONS Martin J. Savage December 18, 2009 Abstract The sixth assignment for Nuclear Physics , PHY560, Autumn 2009. December 2009 1 Assignment 6 : PHYS 560 Due : Dec 14 1. Wong : 6.1 : We wish to construct the allowed values of total angular momentum for a system composed of two phonons each with angular momentum . The wavefunction must be totally symmetric under interchange. If we start by considering the stretch state, M = 2 , then (a) There is only one way to obtain this :  i  i . This state is allowed as it is symmetric under interchange, and is the stretch state associated with J = 2 . (b) For the state with M = 2  1, we have states  i   1 i and   1 i i . The sum of these states gives the M = 2  1 state of the J = 2 multiplet. (c) For the state with M = 2  2, we have states  i   2 i ,   2 i  i ,   1 i   1 i . The linear combination  i   2 i +   2 i  i + 2   1 i   1 i is the M = 2  2 member of the J = 2 multiplet as is obvious from acting with the lowering operator on the M = 2  1 state), while the combination  i  2 i +   2 i i  1 i  1 i is the M = 2  2 member of the J = 2  2. (d) This pattern continues all the way through the spectrum. There fore there are no states with odd J in the state formed from two identical bosons each with . For the state composed of three = 2 bosons, we simply construct all possible states. I will shorthand this, and write states with sym metrization implicit. The number of states with different values of the m i corresponds to the number of symmetrized, linearly independent stateshence states of the systems: M = 6 : Denoting the tensor product of states by  m 1 , m 2 , m 3 i , we have  2 , 2 , 2 i , and hence only one state with J = 6. M = 5 :  2 , 2 , 1 i , hence only one state, there is NO J = 5 state. M = 4 :  2 , 2 , i ,  2 , 1 , 1 i , hence there are two states, there is J = 4 state. M = 3 :  2 , 2 , 1 i ,  2 , 1 , i ,  1 , 1 , 1 i , hence there are three states, there is J = 3 state. 2 M = 2 :  2 , 2 , 2 i ,  2 , 1 , 1 i ,  2 , , i ,  1 , 1 , i , hence there are four states, there is J = 2 state....
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