1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Construct the spin matrices (Sx,Sy,Sz) for a particle of spin 1. Determine the action of Sz, S+, and S- on each of these states. 2. Relevant equations s=1 m=-1, 0, 1 Sz=hm |sm> S+= h [2-m(m+1)]^1/2 |s m+1> S-= h [2-m(m-1)]^1/2 |s m-1> *"h" is actually h-bar 3. The attempt at a solution I've been trying to follow the same method as for spin 1/2, where |1/2 1/2> is a vector (1 0) and |1/2 -1/2> is (0 1), but I don't understand how going between notation for vectors yields these results, and thus I don't know how to get the vector components for the spin 1 case.