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Trouble with some terms.

  1. Feb 5, 2009 #1
    Hi there! My physics teacher explained us a Ratherford model of atom and used some terms like "spin" and "quantic number". I'm havin trouble with these terms and maybe anybody can explain me the function of "quantic number" and spinnig and give me a basic example.

    I just visited some web sites searching for help, but they have more new terms and i can't understand.

    Thank you and sorry for my english.
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  3. Feb 5, 2009 #2
    Spin is magnet in atom - not 2. This no good when polarised.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2009
  4. Feb 9, 2009 #3
    Hi QuantumBend! I don't understand you. You didn't give a good explanation. Can somebody help me to understand these two terms and give me some basic example?

    Thank you.
  5. Feb 9, 2009 #4


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    Maybe you can show us the website and say what terms you have trouble with.

    'quantic number', maybe you mean "quantum magnetic number"?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spin_(physics [Broken])
    (the first sections)

    and this one:
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