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What are composite particles?

  1. May 9, 2012 #1
    Please specify in a simple way.
     
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  3. May 9, 2012 #2

    mathman

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    Composite particles are any particles which are made up of other particles. Example: protons and neutrons are made up of quarks and gluons.
     
  4. May 9, 2012 #3
    Thanks , now can you tell me simply what is a quark.. sorry , i am only 13 years old
     
  5. May 10, 2012 #4

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  6. May 10, 2012 #5

    jtbell

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    You might also try this:

    http://particleadventure.org/

    which discusses quarks among other aspects of the "Standard Model" of particle physics.
     
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