Wave equations of spin 1,2,3,4

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Wave equations of spin 1,2,3,4...

HOw could you construct wave equations of arbitrary integer (or semi-integer 1/2,3/2...) spin?...
 

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Originally posted by eljose79
HOw could you construct wave equations of arbitrary integer (or semi-integer 1/2,3/2...) spin?...

Hi E,
If you observe the spins of the isotopes (see standard table of the isotopes of the atoms), you will see that most [some have zero spin] are either even or odd numbered combinations of 1/2, which is the intrinsic spin of the electron. Cheers, Jim
 
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You could just write one down, eg |3/2>. Or you could write that as a combination of lower spin wavefunctions -- see addition of angular momentum and Clebsh-Gordon coefficients.
 

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