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Summary of Particles

  1. Jan 28, 2010 #1

    I am in emergency mode! I am enrolled in a 400 level modern physics course, that I thought would be a continuation of the 200-level modern physics required as a sophomore. The prof expects us to be familiar with subatomic particles -- all of them. So far in my education I have only been exposed to bosons and fermions and their constituents. I have tried to do a Google search to find a table that summarizes and catalogs these particles, similar to the periodic table, but the sites I have found, to be honest, are more than I am looking for at this point. Does anyone have or know of a handle at-a-glance table I can use to start memorizing them this weekend? I know this sounds desperate, and I apologize, but I am in dire need.

    As always, thanks!
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  3. Jan 28, 2010 #2
    You're probably going to need to be more specific. If you're looking for a list of all the fundamental particles that we know of (i.e., leptons, quarks, and gauge bosons), that can be found on the Wikipedia page for the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Model" [Broken]. Or by subatomic particles do you just mean electrons, protons, and neutrons?

    A list of all measured (fundamental as well as composite) particles can be found on the http://pdg.lbl.gov/" [Broken] website. Good luck memorizing all of those. I'm not aware of a condensed table form of those.
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  4. Jan 29, 2010 #3


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    Another good one IMO is: http://www.cpepweb.org/cpep_sm_large.html" [Broken]
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  5. Jan 29, 2010 #4
    Thank you for pointing me in the right direction. By following your links and doing a little elbow grease, I have been able to generate an outline of what's what and in what group.

    I should have been an English major...
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