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firefly5 February 11th, 2014 11:39pm

Science... Tuesday? sorry. I had one I wanted to do, and I thought I'd forget by Friday. The photon is the particle attributed to electromagnetic exchanges. The particle associated with the force that holds quarks together is the:

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crazyblob223 Sherman Oaks, California
02/12/14 7:29 am

Well gluon does sound a lot like glue...

firefly5 the verse
02/12/14 11:39 am

right? Not too cleverly named. tachyon is pronounced tack-ee-on, which isn't much better.

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
02/11/14 5:29 pm

tachyon - is that real or just a fun reference to star trek?

eLucidate writing
02/11/14 5:15 pm

I win I win!! I'd like to thank my mom and dad, professor Bjostadt, my dog Tracer, and the granola bar I ate for lunch!

firefly5 the verse
02/11/14 5:50 pm


firefly5 the verse
02/11/14 4:42 pm

It's the gluon. they are bosons (integer spin, as opposed to fermions, which have half-integer spin).

Maynard Londor
02/12/14 11:31 am

Dude, post more about quantum mechanics; I love this stuff.

Maynard Londor
02/12/14 11:45 am

I know a lot about it, but I have some much to learn.

Maynard Londor
02/12/14 11:56 am

Indeed. I try to find teachers guides used for teaching grad students (I think), and it's pretty helpful. And I watch a lot of documentaries on it. I want to learn the math that is used, so I can get a better first hand experience of what is going on

firefly5 the verse
02/12/14 11:57 am

What's your highest level of math?

Maynard Londor
02/12/14 12:01 pm

Ha college algebra, but I'm pretty good at self-teaching. What types math do they use?

firefly5 the verse
02/12/14 12:07 pm

to get it pretty thoroughly, calc2. to get it really well, a lot.

If you send me your email address, I'll send you a good starting quantum book.

Maynard Londor
02/12/14 12:18 pm

Totally, I'll take all the help I can get.

Maynard Londor
02/12/14 12:38 pm

I got it. I think it's definitely going I help. Thanks a lot.