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Q & A: electron spin magnetism

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Most recent answer: 03/21/2009
Q:
Is electron's axis of spin the same as its north-south axis?
- Behrooz Bassim
Potsdam, NY 13676 USA
A:
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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