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Wave equations of spin 1,2,3,4

  1. Apr 23, 2003 #1
    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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  3. Apr 23, 2003 #2
    Re: Wave equations of spin 1,2,3,4....

    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
  4. Apr 23, 2003 #3
    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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