Angular momentum is one of the more abstract topics in quantum mechanics. This chapter begins with a review of classical angular momentum. Quantum-mechanical angular momentum is then introduced by obtaining operators from their classical counterparts. The commutation relations amongst those operators and the corresponding uncertainty relations then follow. Eigenstates and eigenvalues of the angular momentum operators are then introduced (but not derived). From these follow the raising and lowering operators. Physical meaning is imparted to quantum angular momentum by considering predictions for sequential measurements, and by comparing the conceptual pictures of angular momentum in classical and quantum mechanics. Finally, quantum spin and orbital angular momenta, and the deep differences between them, are discussed.
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