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By no means not a complete answer, more a criticism of @luksen’s one. It is posted here because the text is too long to fit in the comment field. First of all, the spin is not a well-defined concept for composite particles. More precisely, whether the spin of a particle is defined depends on how the “particle” is defined. Look at an atom: it has the nucleus ...


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General explanation Chirality and helicity are in general different quantities. Chirality is connected with the representation of the Lorentz group (left or right) while helicity is connected with projection of spin on momentum direction and becomes to characterize representation only in massless case. I have meaned following. Particularly (!), ...


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Helicity (the correlation of spin and momentum) and chirality (whether a particle couples to the left-handed or right-handed part of the weak interaction) are strongly correlated in the relativistic limit $v\to c$, but not strongly coupled at low speeds. The electron, following the decay, is happy to believe that it's in its own rest frame and to evolve ...



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