General Expression for Intensity of Hydrogen Lines

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I HAVE obtained a formula for the total intensity of hydrogen lines in the general case of the transition nn′. The calculation is based on the principles set out in Sommerfeld's “Wave Mechanics” for the determination of intensities.

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McLEAN, L. General Expression for Intensity of Hydrogen Lines. Nature 129, 25–26 (1932) doi:10.1038/129025c0

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