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Five Super-string theories and one M-Theory = 6

  1. Mar 12, 2004 #1
    Is it strange that there are exactly the same number of superstring theories as there are known quarks?
     
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  3. Mar 12, 2004 #2

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    1. Every quark has an antiparticle, making 12.
    2. Even if you only count 6, they are 6 things of the same kind. But M-theory is not a string theory like the other 5, but a blanket theory that includes them. It's like saying we have three sexes, women, men, and people.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2004 #3
    To be absolutely correct, in addition to the antiquarks, each six quarks also has three different colours, 6 x 2 x 3 = 36!

    I consider the three unexplained three different colours of quarks is due to the quark dimension being polarized in the x,y,z dimensions.

    For every reaction there is an opposite and equal reaction, quark-antiquark.

    As I said there are 6 superstring theories, 5 with 10 Dimensions and the M-Theory with 11 Dimensions.

    Only from observing in an extra dimension can you truely see the beauty of the dimensions you are observing.

    Only by considering what came before or will come after men and woman, only then will you think of people as a third choice, you have to take into account the time dimension.
     
  5. Mar 13, 2004 #4
    and SUGR makes six

    However, there is a sixth basic theory included in M-Theory, namely eleven dimensional supergravity or SUGR for short.
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  6. Mar 14, 2004 #5

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    And how about all their supersymmetric partners.. the squarks?
     
  7. Mar 14, 2004 #6

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    At the present time, those are just hypothetical. And even in the super theories, they have to be "hidden" because we sure don't see them.
     
  8. Mar 14, 2004 #7
    Monique you mentioned squarks – is this another name for superparticle or sparticle or for a mediator particle?

    Photon, electron and sparticle or lepton, quark and squarks – no argument from me.
     
  9. Mar 14, 2004 #8
    A more interesting question would be to try and ignore spin, for one second, and quickly redraw the Standard model chart based on an alternative sequencing, squarks and all.

    Don't listen to the "spin" merchant's, pretend you had not heard of spin - trust me its easy.
     
  10. Mar 14, 2004 #9

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    sleptons and squarks are bosonic superpartners to the fermionic particles, leptons and quarks. Photinos, winos, and gluinos are the fermionic superpartners of the bosons, photon, W-particles, and gluons. The naming convention, which is maybe overcute, should be obvious.

    Of course you can't ignore spin and have all these particles.

    It's perfectly legal, and not at all shocking, to ignore spin for the moment and look for symmetries that aren't spin dependent.
     
  11. Mar 15, 2004 #10

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