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Spin superposition-am I understanding things right?

  1. Aug 25, 2013 #1
    Spin superposition--am I understanding things right?

    I am going to sound ridiculous, but I was watching an online lecture on QM and the professor mentioned spins can be in superposition (as in a particle's spin can be in a superposition between different spins--if I heard right). I'm confused as I thought spins were set, inherent properties of specific particles. I'm sure this is just a silly mix up on my part, but clarification would be appreciated. Thanks!
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  3. Aug 25, 2013 #2


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    He probably meant "the spin orientation can be in a superposition ...".
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