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Is there a representation diagram for fermions like the 8 fold way for mesons? 
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Dec1611, 07:21 PM

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I was wondering if there was something similar to the 8 fold way representation used on mesons for the fermions?



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Dec1611, 09:18 PM

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Well... no.
What did you have in mind? But then  "fermions" is such a large group, including quarks and leptons. If you just mean baryons ("the other hadrons"), then there's a decouplet which is kinda like the eightfold way for mesons. 


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Dec1711, 02:32 AM

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of course
there is are two trianglediagrams for the two fundamental triplet (quark and antiquark) representations of SU(3) http://universereview.ca/I15388foldway.jpg and there are the baryon octet and decuplet diagrams http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eightfold_Way_(physics) assuming you are talking about 3 flavours, otherwise it becomes more complex (e.g. for 4 flavours) http://static.wix.com/media/d3fcbc01...cd99333.wix_mp 


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Dec1711, 02:18 PM

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Is there a representation diagram for fermions like the 8 fold way for mesons?
Brilliant, thanks for the links. 


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