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Quarks visualization

  1. Aug 21, 2009 #1
    Does any body know how quarks are formed? and why they always in fraction numbers like 1/3, 2/3. Since charge are always quantized. does this mean quarks are not quantized.?.
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  3. Aug 21, 2009 #2


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    Hi astro2cosmos! Welcome to PF! :smile:

    "Quantized" charge just means that it comes in multiples of a fixed amount … in this case, 1/3.

    And quarks are probably fundamental, like electrons: not formed of anything. :smile:
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