# Is there a representation diagram for fermions like the 8 fold way for mesons?

by roberto85
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 P: 38 I was wondering if there was something similar to the 8 fold way representation used on mesons for the fermions?
 Homework Sci Advisor HW Helper Thanks P: 13,067 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 eight-fold way for mesons.
 Sci Advisor P: 5,464 of course there is are two triangle-diagrams for the two fundamental triplet (quark and antiquark) representations of SU(3) http://universe-review.ca/I15-38-8foldway.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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Is there a representation diagram for fermions like the 8 fold way for mesons?

 Quote by tom.stoer of course there is are two triangle-diagrams for the two fundamental triplet (quark and antiquark) representations of SU(3) http://universe-review.ca/I15-38-8foldway.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

Brilliant, thanks for the links.

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