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Unformatted text preview: Homework #4 PHYS 402 Spring 2011 Deadline: Wednesday, March 2, 2011, in class Professor Victor Yakovenko Office: 2115 Physics Web page: http://www2.physics.umd.edu/ ~ yakovenk/teaching/ Textbook: David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics 2nd edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005, ISBN 0-13-111892-7 Do not forget to write your name and the homework number! Be sure to answer all additional questions asked in this assignment! Total score is 43 points. Ch. 4 Quantum Mechanics in Three Dimensions 1. Problem 4.36, 8 points. Use the table of the Clebsch-Gordan coefficients on p. 188. Part (a): Instead of the textbook question, do the following problem. Consider a particle with spin 3/2 and a particle with spin 1 in such a state that the total spin is 3/2 and its z component is- h/ 2. If you measured the z component of the angular momentum of the spin-3/2 particle, what values might you find and with what probabilities? If you measured the z component of the angular momentum of the spin-1 particle, what values might you find and with what probabilities?...
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