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By Gordon Morrison

ISBN-10: 0618585575

ISBN-13: 9780618585571

A baby crouches beside a meadow brook, and a drop of water collects and falls from the child's fingertip to proceed on its trip. the place does that trip start? excessive within the sky, rain clouds are parting. Water trickles and flows down the mountain, gathering in an upland lavatory, seeping via a beaver's dam, speeding over rocks, passing many crops and animals alongside its winding way—each depending on water and different environments it shapes to dwell. writer and illustrator Gordon Morrison has captured a unmarried second in time, revealing the path and impression of water, and welcoming readers to pause and examine the realm round them during this appealing and lyrical appreciation of nature and the source that makes all of it possible—a drop of water.

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2. Magnetic Field Aligns Magnetic Moments 101 terials a t high temperatures. The word "gas" only underlines the fact that the interaction between magnetic moments is neglected. " B u t what is the thermal motion in a gas of magnetic needles placed in a magnetic field H? 10-l6 ergldeg. l~idies tho laws governing the behavior and propel-ties 01 macroscopic bodies, that is, bodies consisting of a colossal number of constituent particles: atoms, molecules, electrons, ions, etc. Therefore, Y mJ=-j where J is the lotal momen:nnl of an atom or a molecule.

The constants C and 0, in the Curie-Weiss law are dif4erent in different materials. Our problem is to establish how these constants are relatcd to the characteristics of atoms and molecules of which substances are constructed. The behavior of paramagnetic materials a t lcmperatures close to the paramagnetic Curie 96 Ch. 2. Pararnagiietisln and Diamagnetism point, T x ( O, ( , is of substantial interest and will be discussed specially in this book after we explain why Curie's law holds a t T > 1 0, I and why departures from this law are observed at T x I @ , I .

The reader should note specially that a spin configuration can be antisymmetric ( S = 0) or * When s = 112, the square of the length of the vector 1) = 314 is three times the square of the projection :s = sa = 114. s (s + + and the problem reduces to finding the g factor as a function of L, S. and J. Recall that the prob- 66 Ch. 1. Elementary Magnets lem grew out of the differences between the gyromagnetic ratios for the orbital arid intrinsic angular momenta (g, = 1 and g, = 2). 33') The bar over the vectors L and S indicates that their average (mean) values are taken.

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