Internal Symmetries of the Strong Interaction and the Quark Model

  • Otto Nachtmann
Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)


We now turn our attention to the internal symmetries of the hadrons. In Chap. 15 we have already met the isospin. In this chapter we want to have a closer look at the SU(3) flavor group of Gell-Mann and Ne’eman. To this end, we must familiarize ourselves with the mathematical properties of the SU(3) group.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Otto Nachtmann
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergFederal Republic of Germany

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