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Title | On Angular Momentum | |

Author(s) | Schwinger, J. | |

Publication Date | January 26, 1952 | |

Report Number | NYO-3071 | |

Unique Identifier | ACC0111 | |

Other Numbers | OSTI ID: 389568 | |

Research Org | Harvard University; Nuclear Development Associates, Inc. | |

Contract No | AT(30-1)-862(b) | |

Sponsoring Org | US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) | |

Subject | Nuclei . Nuclear Spin; Quantum Mechanics; Nuclei - Angular Moment | |

Keywords | Physics; Angular Momentum; Circuits; Commutation Relations; Eigenvectors; Mathematics; Matrices; Momentum; Operators; Oscillations; Oscillators; Rotation; Tensors; Vectors | |

Related Web Pages | Julian Schwinger and the Source Theory | |

Abstract | The commutation relations of an arbitrary angular momentum vector can be reduced to those of the harmonic oscillator. This provides a powerful method for constructing and developing the properties of angular momentum eigenvectors. In this paper many known theorems are derived in this way, and some new results obtained. Among the topics treated are the properties of the rotation matrices; the addition of two, three, and four angular momenta; and the theory of tensor operators. | |

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