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Origin of internal magnetic field in an atom

  1. Oct 4, 2012 #1
    What is the origin of the internal magnetic field in an atom (which gives rise to spin-orbit interaction in an electron).
    The energy associated with this field is calculated using the reference frame of the electron and then returning back to the nucleus reference frame (thomas precision). But how do we explain the existence of this energy in the nucleus reference frame?
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  3. Oct 4, 2012 #2
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