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S= ((√3)/2)ℏ

So, if s=1 is S= √2ℏ ?

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S= ((√3)/2)ℏ

So, if s=1 is S= √2ℏ ?

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Do you have some reason to be skeptical of the arithmetic?

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Not at all. Every source I checked to confirm it only gave S for spin-1/2. Thanks!

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Spin angular momentum: ##S = \sqrt{s(s+1)} \hbar##

Orbital angular momentum: ##L = \sqrt{l(l+1)} \hbar##

Total (spin + orbital) angular momentum: ##J = \sqrt{j(j+1)} \hbar##

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Thanks so much for helping clarify this!

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