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Apr15-05, 11:23 AM
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Quote Quote by Winga
What makes the magnetic moment with a tilting angle?
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Well the circular orbit of the particle is always perpendicular to the orbital angular momentum vector L because of it's definition. Now suppose that the plane of this circular orbit is NOT perpendicular to the B-field, then you acquire the tilt. Thus, the reason is that we treat this phenomenon as generally as possible. the particle does NOT need (but it can ofcourse) to 'rotate' in a plane perpendicular to B