Print Email Facebook Twitter Clebsch-Gordan Coefficients Title Clebsch-Gordan Coefficients: A Quantum Mechanical and Mathematical Perspective Author de Vries, Olaf (TU Delft Applied Sciences; TU Delft Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science) Contributor de Laat, D. (mentor) Nazarov, Y.V. (mentor) Groenevelt, W.G.M. (graduation committee) Otte, A.F. (graduation committee) Degree granting institution Delft University of Technology Date 2021-06-30 Abstract In this work, Clebsch-Gordan coefficients are studied from both a quantum mechanical and a mathematical perspective. In quantum mechanics, Clebsch-Gordan coefficients arise when two quantum systems with a certain angular momentum are combined and the total angular momentum is to be found. We start by discussing the relevant postulates of quantum mechanics. From there we move on to a discussion of quantum angular momentum, the combining of quantum systems, and Clebsch-Gordan coefficients. Finally, an algorithm for calculating the Clebsch-Gordan coefficients is developed. A firm grasp of linear algebra is required to understand this quantum mechanical perspective. The mathematical perspective is rooted in representation theory. The Clebsch-Gordan coefficients show the decomposition of the tensor product of irreducible representations of the three dimensional rotation group into the direct sum of irreducible representations. We explain the necessary theory to understand how this works. This includes a discussion of irreducible unitary representations, spherical harmonics, direct sum representations, and tensor product representations. Some experience with group theory is required to understand the mathematical perspective. Subject Clebsch-Gordan CoefficientsQuantumRepresentation TheoryAngular MomentumQuantum Angular MomentumLadder OperatorQuantum MechanicsOptimization To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:8eb650e8-b255-4e12-bc0b-a9ada84092e4 Part of collection Student theses Document type bachelor thesis Rights © 2021 Olaf de Vries Files PDF Olaf_de_Vries_Bachelor_Th ... cients.pdf 442.3 KB Close viewer /islandora/object/uuid:8eb650e8-b255-4e12-bc0b-a9ada84092e4/datastream/OBJ/view