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Difference between Fermions and Bosons in Feynman diagrams

  1. Dec 7, 2007 #1
    What distinguishes Fermions form Bosons in Feynman diagrams?
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    Fermions are usually drawn with solid lines and bosons are usually drawn with dashed or wavy lines.
  4. Dec 7, 2007 #3
    I was hoping for a more physical answer.
  5. Dec 8, 2007 #4
    Could you rephrase the question? It isn't clear what you're asking since you specified 'in a Feynman Diagram'. I assume you know the difference in spins.
  6. Apr 27, 2011 #5
    The fermions are physical type particles and the bosons are effect type particles.

    An electron would be a fermion and a photon would be a boson.

    Is this the "more physical answer" you were looking for?
  7. Apr 27, 2011 #6

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