The plus and minus sign on the magnetic quantum #

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Lauren Lewis3L
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The plus and minus sign on the magnetic quantum #

Postby Lauren Lewis3L » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:24 pm

When reading the 1D section it said for positive numbers to label it with the plus sign rather than just writing the number. Do you guys think/ know if that is just a suggestion or if we will get marked down if we do not label both the positive numbers with a plus sign?

Fiona Latifi 1A
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Re: The plus and minus sign on the magnetic quantum #

Postby Fiona Latifi 1A » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:39 pm

I would say that if the textbook specifically tells you to write the +, then you should write it.

Joanne Lee 1J
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Re: The plus and minus sign on the magnetic quantum #

Postby Joanne Lee 1J » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:41 pm

You should write the plus sign just to signify specifically which way the electron is spinning.

Daniel Honeychurch1C
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Re: The plus and minus sign on the magnetic quantum #

Postby Daniel Honeychurch1C » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:42 pm

I don't think that you will get marked off for not using positive signs but the spin quantum number usually has a positive or negative sign by convention.

Victor James 4I
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Re: The plus and minus sign on the magnetic quantum #

Postby Victor James 4I » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:54 pm

better safe than sorry, imma put the plus sign

Caroline Zepecki
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Re: The plus and minus sign on the magnetic quantum #

Postby Caroline Zepecki » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:45 am

Because the values are only going to be +1/2 or -1/2, I feel like just doing a + or - will be sufficient to distinguish.


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