B Magic number 3 in particle physics

1. Aug 4, 2017

BasY

Hi, I found number 3 repeating in particle properties, like:
a) 3 generations of matter: electron, muon, tau...
b) 3 known charge abs values. (electron/pozitron +/-1, quarks: +/-2/3 and +/-1/3)
c) Weindberg angle (~30deg) its 1/3 of right angle.
Is there any other 3 hiding in particle properties?
Are any of them relate together?

2. Aug 4, 2017

Staff: Mentor

This can be done with every number and is caused by human pattern recognition rather than a deeper truth. Of course, the fact that we live in three spatial coordinates and, e.g. quadratic number schemes are easy whereas cubic are likely not, apparently give $3$ some "meaning". However, the same could be said about $\pi$ or $e$ or some other number. Here's an attempt we already have had: