I'm trying to get my head around this spin idea, the idea that particles behave like tiny dipole magnets when passing through a magnet field, either spin up or spin down. Because unlike magnets they don't produce a spread on at the end, they are either top or bottom. So the problem I have with this is that this would suggest that the particles have some property, like charge, that is it is either + or -, spin up or spin down, some property that exist in one dimension forward or back. But now dealing with spin our teach is talking about spin in 3 components as if it is a property in 3 dimensional space which makes no sense because if it was, it wouldn't produce the discrete pattern seen in the Stern Gerlach experiment, you could put a particle through of spin z h bar/4 and get it somewhere in between. Can somebody please explain what the tap-dancing christ is going on! Thanks.