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Can Elementary Particles be related with irreducible representation?

  1. Jul 7, 2013 #1
    Hi,

    I am quite naive in Particle Physics, and I have a question that

    Can Elementary Particles be related with irreducible representation?


    Could we say scalar, vector, and spinor are irreducible representation of SO(3)?


    Thanks a lot! I also wish I could have some reference on this topic.
     
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  3. Jul 8, 2013 #2

    Simon Bridge

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  4. Jul 8, 2013 #3
    Thanks a lot! Internal symmetry should also be considered. In the beginning part of this article, only Poincare' Symmetry for classification has been mentioned.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2013 #4
    And the difference of classification of Boson and Fermion?
     
  6. Jul 8, 2013 #5

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  7. Jul 9, 2013 #6

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    ... always bearing in mind that wikipedia should be treated only as a starting point for further searches.
    From the links provided you should be able to find the rest that you are looking for.
     
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