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So why does baryon octet have the extra spin?

  1. May 3, 2015 #1
    baryon decuplet and octet have same quark content, but has spin 1/2 and 3/2. So what gives octet the extra spin?
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  3. May 3, 2015 #2


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    I don't think that is a meaningful question. You have two ways to combine three spin 1/2 particles to a total spin, 1/2 and 3/2. There is no "extra spin".
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