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What is meaning of parity

  1. Mar 30, 2006 #1
    what is meaning of parity.
    why is the parity violated in weak interaction.
    what is meaning of maximal violation of parity
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  3. Apr 1, 2006 #2

    Meir Achuz

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    The "parity" operation is thre reflection of all thrre axes,
    x-->-x, etc. Until 1956, the assumption was made that changes the axes in this way did not affect the result of any experiment. That was called "parity conservation".
    Conservation of parity is violated in weak interactions because the basic weak interaction is a linear combination of a vector (V)and an
    axial vector (A). (The EM interraction is pure vector and conserves parity.) The violation is said to be "maximal" because the effective interaction term is V-A, so that the V and A have equal effect, rather than having just a little A.
  4. Apr 8, 2006 #3
    Perhaps this site will give you a clearer picture of what you are asking about.

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