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Electrons and Nucleus

  1. Apr 17, 2005 #1
    Do the electrons spin around the nuclues?
    If so, do we know the value?
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  3. Apr 17, 2005 #2
    If you use quantum mechanics, then there is no trajectory, but only the probability of find the electron at a given point (in other word it can jump randomly from a measurement to the other)...
  4. Apr 17, 2005 #3


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    "Spin" is not a fortunate term.They mode chaotically and the best we can do about their movement is statistics...

  5. Apr 17, 2005 #4
    Ahh, here we go again. Good question though...Since this forum is very well prepared, i suggest you read the 'five "socalled"easy pieces post' at the end of this link:https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=43685&page=4

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