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Quantum Theory of Spin Waves


In Chapter 1, we discussed the angular momenta and magnetic moments of individual atoms and ions. When these atoms or ions are constituents of a solid, it is important to take into consideration the ways in which the angular momenta on different sites interact with one another. For simplicity, we will restrict our attention to the case when the angular momentum on each site is entirely due to spin.


Wave Function Angular Momentum Quantum Theory Harmonic Oscillator Spin Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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