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The story of spin

Author: Shin'ichirō Tomonaga
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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All atomic particles have a particular "spin." Simple as spin may sound, the quantum mechanical reality underlying it is complex and still poorly understood. Because of the wide range of physics needed for its understanding, spin is not described in sufficient depth by any standard textbook. Yet this mysterious quality and the statistics associated with it have vast practical importance to topics as wide-ranging as  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shin'ichirō Tomonaga
ISBN: 0226807932 9780226807935 0226807940 9780226807942
OCLC Number: 36573811
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Description: xii, 258 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Before the dawn --
Electron spin and the Thomas factor --
Pauli's spin theory and the Dirac theory --
Proton spin --
Interaction between spins --
Pauli-Weisskopf and the Yukawa particle --
The quantity which is neither vector nor tensor --
Spin and statistics of elementary particles --
The year of discovery: 1932 --
Nuclear force and isospin --
The Thomas factor revisited --
The last lecture.
Other Titles: Supin wa meguru.
Responsibility: Sin-itiro Tomonaga ; translated by Takeshi Oka.
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All atomic particles have a particular "spin", analagous to the rotation of the Earth about its axis. This mysterious quality has vast practical importance to topics as wide-ranging as the stability  Read more...

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