(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

To calculate the flavour content of these particles:

[tex]\pi^{-},K^{+},\hat{B}^{0},\pi^{0},\hat{\pi}^{0}[/tex]

*Note that the [tex]\hat{}[/tex] notation should actually be a flat line, which I believe denotes the antiparticle, but I don't know how to do this in latex code. If anyone can let me know for future reference that would be great*

2. Relevant equations

These are the hints given in the question:

- Pions are the lightest Mesons

- Kaons have Strangeness of [itex]\pm 1[/itex]
- B-Particles have Bottomness of [itex]\pm 1[/itex]
3. The attempt at a solution

I'm not sure how to do this.

I know that:

Quarks have flavours of u,d,c,s,t,b. These are abbreviations from Up, Down, Charm, Strange, Top, Bottom. The respective charges are [itex]\frac{2}{3},\frac{1}{3},\frac{2}{3},\frac{1}{3},\frac{2}{3},\frac{1}{3}[/itex]

Leptons have flavours of [itex]v_{e},e,v_{\mu},\mu,v_{\tau},\tau[/itex] and these decrease from lightest to heaviest in this order listed. The respective charges are 0,-1,0,-1,0,-1

Each of the objects must be charge neutral and also colour neutral.

Hence can have either 3 quarks (known as Baryons) or a quark-antiquark pair (known as Mesons). Both Baryons and Mesons are types of Hadrons.

So I've got a bit of the theory, but unsure how to put this together in regards to identifying the flavour content of the particles. A little bit of help and advice would be much appreciated.

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# Homework Help: Flavour Content of Particles

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