Quantum Mechanics 15  The Mathematics of Electron Spin Speaker(s): Richard Epp
Abstract: Development of a successful mathematical model of spin.
Learning Outcomes: • A review of the mathematics of vectors. • Applying the experimental results of QM14 to construct a mathematical model of an electron spinning in any direction as a certain superposition of the spin up and spin down states. • Discovering that this mathematical model predicts that an electron does not return to its original state when rotated once (through 360 degrees) – it must be rotated twice (through 720 degrees). A discussion of experimental tests of this remarkable prediction. Date: 10/08/2008  2:00 pm
Collection: ISSYP Virtual
