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B Stern-gerlach experiment

  1. Nov 19, 2016 #1
    What effect the magnetic field would have produced had it been uniform?
     
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  3. Nov 19, 2016 #2

    ShayanJ

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    The beam wouldn't split!
     
  4. Nov 19, 2016 #3
    But what if we were to answer it mathematically?
     
  5. Nov 19, 2016 #4

    ShayanJ

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    We would say the force on the dipoles is proportional to the gradient of the field and so a uniform field doesn't exert a force on the dipoles.
     
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