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Q & A: electron spin magnetism

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Most recent answer: 03/21/2009
Is electron's axis of spin the same as its north-south axis?
- Behrooz Bassim
Potsdam, NY 13676 USA
Yes, the magnetic axis and the angular momentum direction are exactly the same. You could imagine more complicated objects for which they aren't, but for electrons they are.

Mike W.

(published on 03/21/2009)

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