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What is spin in subatomic particles

by h1010134
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h1010134
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Jan5-13, 01:38 AM
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E.g. electrons. From other posts and Wikipedia, it apparently isn't the speed at which the particles rotate, so what the heck is it?
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Jan5-13, 07:01 AM
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There have been numerous threads here, some of them probably even on-going. So read those posts and ask questions there. A new thread is no longer necessary.
h1010134
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Jan6-13, 09:15 AM
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I have read them. Topics and subsequent replies deal with what particles have what spin, and why they have that particular spin value. None of them actually asks the question : what is spin.

DrewD
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Jan6-13, 10:04 AM
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What is spin in subatomic particles

You already posted on another thread. I'll post there.
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Jan6-13, 10:09 AM
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I have read them. Topics and subsequent replies deal with what particles have what spin, and why they have that particular spin value. None of them actually asks the question : what is spin.
Here are a few that (especially if you follow the links in them) come close. If you've read them, you may be able to form a question that will get a more satisfying answer.
http://www.physicsforums.com/showthr...highlight=spin
http://www.physicsforums.com/showthr...highlight=spin
http://www.physicsforums.com/showthr...highlight=spin
h1010134
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Jan9-13, 09:36 AM
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Okay... thanks for the links. Will read them.


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