Quantization of Vibratory Motion

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


When submicroscopic entities are examined sufficiently closely, many are found to be composite. Often the unit consists of relatively massive particles held together by oppositely charged, much less massive, light particles. Free movement of the center of mass of the unit is called ‘translation’, while free movement around the center is called ‘rotation’. We have already considered such motions.


Harmonic Oscillator Vibrational Mode Force Constant State Function Diatomic Molecule 
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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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