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Homework Help: Sigma Plus Particle,baryon, question

  1. Oct 30, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A sigma plus,[itex]\sum[/itex]+ particle is a baryon

    a)How many quarks does sigma plus contain?
    b)If one of these particles is an s quark, by what interaction will it decay?
    c)Which baryon will it eventually decay into?

    b]solution attempt [/b]
    Baryons contain 3 quarks
    don't know anything about decay of s quarks
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2012
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  3. Oct 30, 2012 #2


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    I think you missed part 3, your attempt at a solution.

    Do you know what baryons are?
    What do you know about the decay of s-quarks?
    Which stable baryons do you know?
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