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Questions Concerning Static and Dynamic Properties

  1. Feb 23, 2007 #1
    I understand that physicists distinguish between the static and the dynamic properties of a subatomic particle; where static properties are those that retain definite values in between measurements (eg the electric charge on an electron) and dynamic properties are those that do not retain definite values in between measurements (eg spin).

    My question is this: Are there any particles that have only dynamic properties? https://www.physicsforums.com/images/smilies/confused.gif

    Thanks,

    Tryon11
     
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  3. Feb 23, 2007 #2

    ZapperZ

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    This is a bit confusing. Note the the spin quantum number "s" doesn't change! An electron will have a spin of s = 1/2 no matter what.

    Are you confusing the projection of the spin quantum number "m_s" upon a measurement with the actual spin quantum number? If you are, then you may want to reexamine the original premise of your question because it is no longer as profound as you thought.

    Zz.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2007 #3

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    What do you think ? And why yes/not ?
     
  5. Feb 23, 2007 #4
    If an electron in the ground state of a h-atom (l=0) absorbs a photon of sufficient energy to cause ionization and the photon carries angular momentum, does the unbound electron have orbital angular momentum?
     
  6. Feb 25, 2007 #5

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    What do you think ?
     
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