Journal of Mathematical Physics
The spectrum of the square of the angular momentum in arbitrary dimensions is derived using only group theoretical techniques. This is accomplished by application of the Lie algebra of the noncompact group O(2, 1). Illuminating discussions with Jonathan Pakianathan and his comments on a draft are gratefully acknowledged. This work was supported in part by (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE), Grant No. DE-FG02-91ER40685.
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Friedmann, Tamar and Hagen, C. R., "Group-Theoretical Derivation of Angular Momentum Eigenvalues in Spaces of Arbitrary Dimensions" (2012). Mathematics and Statistics: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.