Spin States and Spin Polarization

  • Hans Paetz gen. SchieckEmail author
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 842)


Quantum mechanics deals with statistical statements about the result of measurements on an ensemble of states (particles, beams, targets). In other words: by giving an expectation value of operators it provides probabilitites (better: probability amplitudes) for the result of a measurement on an ensemble. Here two limiting cases can be distinguished.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für KernphysikUniversität zu KölnKölnGermany

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