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Physical Picture of Electron Spin
1  California State University, Fresno
Academic Editor: Gerald Cleaver

Published: 15 February 2023 by MDPI in 2nd Electronic Conference on Universe session Field Theory


Pauli established the standard view that the spin of the electron was a completely abstract, non-classical angular momentum, that could not be thought of as the rotation of anything. Here we give a pedagogical presentation of old work by Belifante (1939) recently updated by Ohanian (1986) which shows that contrary to Pauli's edict, the spin of the electron can be viewed as the rotational angular momentum in the wave field of the electron.

Keywords: Spin-field angular momentum
Comments on this paper
Sergiu Vacaru
Very interesting and original paper.