- #1

- 48

- 3

if one determines the amount of charge on any charged body like a

charged sphere or charged drop) or any charged particle

(like positron, a-particle)

or any ion, then its charge is always found to be an integral multiple of e,

i.e., e,3e; 4e,...

No Charge will be fractional multiple of e like 0.7e or 2.5e."

the book(notes actually) also gave this side note-

"The existence of charged particles called,quarks

whose electric charges come in multiples of e/3,

would not alter the fact that charge is quantized-

it would merely reduce the size of the basic

unit from e to e/3"

my question is wouldn't that still imply then

that a charge smaller than e does exist since

charge of quarks comes in multiples of e/3.

it would make sense if you add something more

like an isolated quark doesn't exist

like they always come in triplets

or of that sort such that the sum of charges

always adds up to e anyways.am i getting

it right.do correct if wrong.