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Dec7-07, 04:54 AM
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Raising and lowering operators for spin

I think that is a Math method.
angular momentum: After "operate" with Math signals, Lz will be raised or lowered. (with operation L+=Lx+iLy)

If define [tex]L \pm = L_x \pm iL_y [/tex]
When comute them:
[tex][L_z ,L \pm ] = ... = \pm \hbar (L_x \pm iL_y )[/tex]
(Griffiths D.J_Quantum Mechanics...)
If define "left hand" the signal will become to convert.
+- become -+
That is not good!