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Identical particles

  1. Dec 11, 2008 #1
    what would the system of two identical paritcles with a spin, lets say s? I figure its different for symmetrical and anti-symmetrical spin states but how do you deal with the defined spin state s.
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  3. Dec 11, 2008 #2


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    It depends on the spin of the particles. 1/2 + 1/2 = 1 is symmetric,
    but 1+1=1 is antisymmetric.
  4. Dec 11, 2008 #3
    How is 1 + 1 = 1?
    The definition of an antisymmetric spin means that they are in different energy states.
    S+1/S -- isnt this the ratio of symmetric to antisymm spins? How would you even begin to prove this?
  5. Dec 12, 2008 #4


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    It depends on the hamiltonian which energy the different spin states posess!

    1+1 = 1, if one does vector sum.
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