Introduction to Magnetism

  • Daniel D Stancil
  • Anil Prabhakar

Spin waves are excitations that exist in magnetic materials and we begin our discussion with an introduction to magnetism. Many aspects of magnetism can be understood in terms of classical analogs, but phenomena such as the quantization of angular momentum and certain interactions between spins are fundamentally quantum mechanical in nature. Consequently, a brief introduction to quantum mechanics is included as well. We will draw from both classical and quantum mechanical models as we gain insight into the basic theory of magnetism.


Angular Momentum Orbital Angular Momentum Total Angular Momentum Gyromagnetic Ratio Yttrium Iron Garnet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Indian Institute of TechnologyChennaiIndia

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