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Unformatted text preview: Problem Set 02 Note: The following problem set is is due September 19 by midnight. Please return directly to me in my office Rutherford 321. If Im not there slip your assignment below my door. 1. Give short answers to the following questions: (a) In the Stern-Gerlach experiment the silver atoms do not exactly form two parallel lines on the photographic plate. Instead the end points of the lines converge. Explain why do we see such an effect. Also can you speculate what effects do the massive proton have on the splitting? (b) Imagine a massive ball of charge Q and mass M is spinning about its axis. The charge Q is uniformly distributed over the whole volume of the ball. Determine the magnetic moment associated with this motion. How does the magnetic moment change if I flatten the ball to a disc of finite thickness? Assume that the disc continues to rotate about its axis. (c) The elements a ij of two given n n matrices have the following properties: a ij = a ij with the plus sign correspond to a symmetric matrix and the minus sign correspond to...
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2010 for the course PHYS 357 taught by Professor Keshavdasgupta during the Fall '05 term at McGill.
- Fall '05