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What is spin?

  1. May 13, 2009 #1
    I'm just learning about the "spin" property of particles but i'm a little confused. What exactly is the "spin" property of particles and why is it important? Thanks for the help!
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  3. May 14, 2009 #2
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  4. May 15, 2009 #3
    spin is identity form the particles. because of spin is important.
  5. May 15, 2009 #4


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    I'd say an intrinsic charcteristic of particles... such as a mass. So, why is it important?
  6. May 15, 2009 #5
    because the particles be characterize with spin.
  7. May 15, 2009 #6


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    That's it!

    Moreover, spin is as important as the angular momentum... because it's like an extra-contribution to the classical angular momentum.

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