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What are composite particles?

by Karimspencer
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mathman
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May9-12, 02:52 PM
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Composite particles are any particles which are made up of other particles. Example: protons and neutrons are made up of quarks and gluons.
Karimspencer
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May9-12, 10:50 PM
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Thanks , now can you tell me simply what is a quark.. sorry , i am only 13 years old

mathman
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May10-12, 04:16 PM
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What are composite particles?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quark

It may be tough reading for you, but it is a thorough discussion.
jtbell
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May10-12, 05:37 PM
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You might also try this:

http://particleadventure.org/

which discusses quarks among other aspects of the "Standard Model" of particle physics.


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