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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

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 QM-14 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
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