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How do you visualize quantum spin?

  1. Dec 29, 2016 #1
    I have previously read that the spin of a particle is comparable to angular momentum of a system or object on the macroscopic level. However, the quantum world is much different and all I can imagine is a minuscule ball rotating on it's axis.
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  3. Dec 29, 2016 #2


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    You really should not be imagining that. The spin is an intrinsic property of a quantum particle and a quantum particle behaves nothing like a minuscule ball. The name "particle" is there for historical reasons.
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