Physics 6 Tutorial 15 - Spin


In this tutorial, we will explore the phenomenon of particle spin.  We will see how classical mechanics models, though easy to visualise, cannot explain spin in particles at all well.  We then go on to have a look at quantum models.   The concept is of particle spin is not well understood and there is still a certain amount of debate among physicists about its precise nature.


Key Words:

spin, classical mechanics, quantum, up, down, magnetic field, Stern-Gerlach Experiment


Overview What is spin?


Animation of Stern-Gerlach


Full Page Quantum Diaries on Spin