Quantum Chromodynamics

  • Harald Fritzsch
Part of the Classic Texts in the Sciences book series (CTS)


A problem of the quark model was connected with the Pauli principle for the wave functions of the baryons, e.g. for the Ω-baryon. To solve this problem, William Bardeen, Fritzsch and Gell-Mann introduced in 1972 a new threefold quantum number for the quarks, which they described as the “colors” of the quarks.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harald Fritzsch
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  1. 1.Physik-DepartmentLudwig-Maximilians-UniversitätMünchenGermany

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