My question is simple, though the answer is probably not. What is isospin? (Here, I refer to the strong isospin introduced by Cassen and Condon).(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

From the algebra it is clear that there are analogies to be drawn with the intrinsic spin that arises in angular momentum conservation, but how far can the analogy be pushed. Can we say that isospin is a generalized angular momentum intrinsic to particles in strong interactions?

From the spin of an electron, the usual picture is that the electron is spinning (though the classical picture breaks down quite quickly if you try to push that too far). How is that similar (and more importantly, how is that different) from a laymen's definition of isospin?

Thanks for your time

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# What is isospin (and spin) really

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