The method of Eberhard and Good, for using decay angular distributions to determine the spins of unstable systems, is developed. Their inequality, which expresses the impossibility of getting too symmetric a decay pattern from an asymmetric initial state, is tightened. The results are generalized to include spinning decay products. The Adair analysis is generalized in the same framework.
- Received 1 February 1961
- Published in the issue dated July 1961
© 1961 The American Physical Society