ch44_p39 - would have to have a charge of + 4 3 . Clearly,...

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39. Since only the strange quark (s) has non-zero strangeness, in order to obtain S = –1 we need to combine s with some non-strange anti-quark (which would have the negative of the quantum numbers listed in Table 44-5). The difficulty is that the charge of the strange quark is –1/3, which means that (to obtain a total charge of +1) the anti-quark
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Unformatted text preview: would have to have a charge of + 4 3 . Clearly, there are no such anti-quarks in our list. Thus, a meson with S = 1 and q = +1 cannot be formed with the quarks/anti-quarks of Table 44-5. Similarly, one can show that, since no quark has q = 4 3 , there cannot be a meson with S = +1 and q = 1....
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