# Strings as particles. Basic question.

1. Sep 27, 2004

### Mean-Hippy

How small are those strings anyway ? Brian Green says in his book that they are a lot smaller than the particules we are used to deal with so, I mean, Is a quark the expression of one string or many, how many "actual" strings in a electron, a gluons etc ??? Or is my conception ( yet again ! ) flawed ?

:uhh:

2. Sep 27, 2004

### Tsu

It's been my understanding that quarks (and all other particles) are made up of strings. But then again, I'm NOT a physics nerd so an answer from one of them might be more meaningful! I don't think we know how many there are in each of them because we cannot see them! We can't count what we can't see. We can only theorize that they are there (mathmatically). (Right guys?? Good grief!! Am I finally getting the hang of this??? :surprised:)

3. Sep 28, 2004

### Mean-Hippy

Yeah, I ve fidured the basic of the facts that the elementary particle are strings but I am trying to understand if 1 particule = 1 string ?

To toss my brain around, :rofl: String physics over vodka anyday !

Last edited: Sep 28, 2004
4. Sep 28, 2004