Unfortunately, just like current flowing from the positive to negative direction, and the potential between the terminals of a battery being called electromotive “force”, we are stuck with the name “spin” due to historical reasons.

To understand ineptitude of some of the brightest minds that have graced this planet when it comes to naming things, we should understand what spin even is and how it was discovered.

Classical mechanics says that whenever a charged particle moves, it creates a magnetic field. When you make a charged particle move around in a loop, it creates a magnetic field which looks identical…

Shantanu Misra

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