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9 - Game of Hadrons

Jun 4, 2019, 4:45 PM
SWH 9082 + AQ South-East Corner / coin sud-est (Simon Fraser University)

SWH 9082 + AQ South-East Corner / coin sud-est

Simon Fraser University

Poster (Non-Student) / Affiche (Non-étudiant(e)) Physics Education / Enseignement de la physique (DPE-DEP) DPE Poster Session & Student Poster Competition Finals (5) | Session d'affiches DEP et finales du concours d'affiches étudiantes (5)


Kevin Douglas (Okanagan College)


In an effort to help students learn about the internal composition of various mesons and baryons, a simple game has been developed, inspired by the Eightfold Way organizational ideas of Murray Gell-Mann. In the game, two diagrams of mesons and two diagrams of baryons are created, with charge and strangeness as the principle axes. Students draw from four colour-coded sets of cards - each colour corresponds to one of the diagrams. Based on the particle symbol and quark/antiquark arrangements on the card, the student must place the particle in the correct position on the appropriate diagram.

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Kevin Douglas (Okanagan College)

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