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All atomic particles have a particular "spin, " analogous to the earth's rotation on its axis. The quantum mechanical reality underlying spin is complex and still poorly understood. Sin-itiro Tomonaga's "The Story of Spin" remains the most complete and accessible treatment of spin, and is now available in English translation. Tomonaga tells the tale of the pioneers of physics and their difficult journey toward an understanding of the nature of spin and its relationship to statistics. His clear unfolding of the tale of spin ...

The Story of Spin 1998, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226807942

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