I Coupling 3 spin 1/2 particles

JoJoQuinoa

Hello,

I'm trying to couple 3 spin 1/2 particles. So far, I have been able to find the coefficient for the other states but I can't get the results for $j_{12} = 0$ to $j_3=1/2$.
Here is my attempt:
1) Using CG table $<j_1;j_2;m_1;m_2|J;M><\frac{1}{2};\frac{1}{2};-\frac{1}{2};\frac{1}{2}|0;0> = 1/\sqrt2$
2) Using CG table again with $\frac{1}{\sqrt2}<0;\frac{1}{2};0;\frac{1}{2}|\frac{1}{2};\frac{1}{2}> = 1/\sqrt2*1/\sqrt3 = 1/\sqrt6$

The correct answer is $1/\sqrt2$.

Thank you

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JoJoQuinoa

Hi Meir Achuz,

Thank you for your reply. Do you mind explaining a little bit in details or direct me to where I can find more info on that? The sources I've looked at only listed the results so I guess this is supposed to be known? I'm using Quantum Mechanics by David H. McIntyre.

Meir Achuz

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is still the best and simplest.

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