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Strange way of visualising particle interactions

  1. Dec 7, 2005 #1
    Quarks in the picture

    I personally find this a brilliant way to visualise particles, but don't think there's any "truth" in the symbols, any more than there's "truth" that antiparticles in Feynman diagrams are really particles that time travel.
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  3. Dec 8, 2005 #2
    This website is known to us and it is a GOOD website.

    Symbols do not mean much in this case since you must only remember this : quarks have three colours and three anti colours, and quark interactions are determined by following law : colour neutrality.

    Realizing this, one understands why there are only 8 gluons and not 9. A gluon is represented by a colour/anti-colour-combination

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