Is there any relationship between quarks and quanta?

In summary: I will check out the book when I have the time. In summary, quarks are fundamental particles that appear to have a relationship to quanta, but the connection is not fully understood. It is possible to measure the amount of energy emitted from quarks if they do, and there is a mathematical relationship that may answer some of the above questions.
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Akeel Howell
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I am a junior in high school and after I spent some time studying quarks and antiquarks, I continue to raise more questions about their relationship to other fundamental quantities. I tried searching the internet for answers but the posts I've been reading only raised more questions for me. Are quarks related to quanta in any way? If they are related, what is their relationship to each other? Do quarks emit or absorb energy when they form subatomic particles? Is it possible to measure the amount of energy emitted from quarks if they do? Is there any known way to predict whether leptons will form a hard or soft or black or white electron? According to the concept of superposition, electrons have been observed to 'alternate' between characteristics of hard or soft and black and white, does this have anything to do with the behavior of the leptons that makeup the electrons? How can this be proven? Is there any mathematical relationship that answers any of the above questions?
Please clarify if I have any misconceptions about these particles.
 
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Akeel Howell said:
I am a junior in high school and after I spent some time studying quarks and antiquarks, I continue to raise more questions about their relationship to other fundamental quantities. I tried searching the internet for answers but the posts I've been reading only raised more questions for me. Are quarks related to quanta in any way?

Ok, let's take it one step at a time and look at your first question then once that's sorted go onto the next.

The thing is exactly what do you mean by quanta? Some people think that in QM things like energy etc are always quantised. That's false - so if that's what you mean then there is no relation because the concept is incorrect.

The other thing I would suggest is to get the Kindle version of the following book which will provide a good background in discussing this stuff at the lay level:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0473179768/?tag=pfamazon01-20

It's dirt cheap so hopefully getting it will not be a problem.

Thanks
Bill
 
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Thank you
 

Related to Is there any relationship between quarks and quanta?

1. What are quarks and quanta?

Quarks are elementary particles that make up protons and neutrons in the nucleus of an atom. Quanta, on the other hand, are packets of energy that make up the smallest units of matter and energy in quantum mechanics.

2. Is there a relationship between quarks and quanta?

Yes, there is a relationship between quarks and quanta. Quarks are considered to be the building blocks of matter and are believed to be made up of quanta. Quanta also play a crucial role in understanding the behavior and interactions of quarks.

3. How are quarks and quanta related to the Standard Model of particle physics?

The Standard Model of particle physics is a theory that describes the fundamental particles and their interactions. Quarks and quanta are both integral components of this model and are used to explain the behavior of subatomic particles.

4. Can quarks be broken down into smaller particles?

Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that quarks can be broken down into smaller particles. They are considered to be the most fundamental building blocks of matter and have not been observed to have any internal structure.

5. What is the significance of the relationship between quarks and quanta?

The relationship between quarks and quanta is significant because it helps us understand the fundamental nature of matter and energy. It also plays a crucial role in theories such as the Standard Model and allows us to make predictions about the behavior of particles at the subatomic level.

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