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Homework Help: Pauli exclusion principle and fermions, bosons and quarks

  1. Dec 3, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Which of these particles don't follow Pauli exclusion principle and thus have a symmetric wave function?

    a) Bosons
    b) Fermions
    c) Quarks
    d) All particles follow Pauli exclusion principle

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I think that fermions follow Pauli exclusion principle and have anti-symmetric wave functions, and quarks are fermions, so b) and c) must be wrong.

    I think that bosons don't follow Pauli exclusion principle and have symmetric wave functions and d) is obviously wrong, so the correct answer must be a).
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  3. Dec 7, 2012 #2


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    sounds good to me, man :)
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