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Relation between particle spin with gradient

  1. Jan 31, 2013 #1
    Can we approach spin by gradient. For example, spin 1/2 can be writen as 180 degree turning in 360 degree space while spin 2 is 720 degree turning in 360 degree space?

    If I have a ball spinning with angular momentum perpendicular to rotation plane, what is the spin value of the ball? Can some object wobble in the space so the angular momentum is not perpendicular to rotation plane (forming angle)? If that so, what is the spin value of that object?
     
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  3. Jan 31, 2013 #2

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    Please note that there are numerous threads already indicating the myth of the spin quantum number being associated with the classical object spinning. Browse through threads in the quantum physics forum.

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