|Jul19-12, 04:26 PM||#1|
Spin property as a tiny magnet
As a preface to a different question, it is valid to think of the property of spin of elementary and related particles as basically just tiny magnets, right?
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|Jul19-12, 06:11 PM||#2|
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Tiny magnets have magnetic moments, and tiny spins have angular momentum. Not exactly the same, are they? Think of a spin as a disembodied angular momentum, don't think that there's anything actually spinning around.
|Jul19-12, 06:23 PM||#3|
I realized I misspoke there; let me clarify: I meant in terms of the particles magnetic moments, not their angular momentum. Sorry about that.
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