Accession Number:

AD0652840

Title:

A THEOREM ON SPIN-EIGENFUNCTIONS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Report Date:

1967-05-24

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

A theorem is proved to the effect that a wave function for a set of N spins, which is a product of single-spin wave functions and which is an eigenstate of the square of the total spin, must be a state with the maximum possible value of Sz, z being an arbitrary direction. This theorem has been applied in a separate work to show strikingly that the imposition of symmetry restrictions of a common type on an approximate wave function can lead to a very poor physical description.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics
  • Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE