The Magnetic Moment of the Electron

  • James Glimm
  • Arthur Jaffe


Consider a classical magnet m in an external constant magnetic field B. The field exerts no net force on m (i.e., the center of mass remains fixed), but the magnet tends to orient itself with respect to the direction of B. The torque to rotate m is linear in B (assuming that B does not change the magnetization of m). Thus
$$\text{torque}\;\text{ = }\;\mu \times \text{B,}$$
where μ is a vector along the axis of m.


Angular Momentum Dirac Equation Total Angular Momentum Hyperfine Structure Lamb Shift 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • James Glimm
    • 1
  • Arthur Jaffe
    • 2
  1. 1.Courant Institute for Mathematical SciencesNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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