Quantization of Rotatory Motion

  • George H. Duffey
Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 2)


Composite submicroscopic particles, such as molecules, atoms, or nuclei, exhibit not only motion from place to place (translation), but also internal motions that may be classified as rotations and vibrations. Each kind of movement is presumably governed by a state function whose form depends on the energy associated with the movement. When this energy is independent of the energies associated with the other motions, the corresponding state function is independent.


Angular Momentum Rotatory Motion State Function Total Angular Momentum Rotational Energy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George H. Duffey
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSouth Dakota State UniversityUSA

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