Inquiry into Physics

8th Edition
ISBN: 9781337515863
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. Quarks are said to possess “color.” What does this mean? Are physicists really suggesting that quarks look red like ripe strawberries or blue like the cloudless daytime sky? Explain.

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Explain quarks color; physicists suggesting that quarks look red like ripe strawberries or blue like the cloudless daytime sky.


Color is a quality characteristic of quarks. Quarks are joined by gluons. Each of the six quark "flavors" has three different colors. Quarks come in colors blue, green and red. The quark forces are attractive only in "colorless" com...

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