On a Relativistic Magnetic Top

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Scientific Paper
Title On a Relativistic Magnetic Top
Author(s) Mirjana Bozic, Dusan Arsenovic
Keywords relativistic magnetic top, particle spin, point electron
Published 1997
Journal None
Pages 201-207


The development of theories of elementary particles as extended objects, from Thomson to Dehmelt and MacGregor, is reviewed. Most of the theories are inspired by the existence of particle spin. The arguments of their authors are contrasted to Pauli's assertion than spin is "a classically non-explainable two-valuedness," as well as to Dirac's theory of a point electron.