Wave equations of spin 1,2,3,4

1. Apr 23, 2003

eljose79

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?.....

2. Apr 23, 2003

NEOclassic

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

3. Apr 23, 2003

damgo

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.