Particle Physics 2 by QuinnA

Champion(s):

SrikrishnanV

WangA
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Quiz Description

A sequel to Particle Physics, although somewhat more difficult. Advanced mathematical knowledge is not required, but I would still rate this an R on the ModKos Scale.

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Questions:

What is missing from this list? Up, down, ___, charm, top, bottom

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strange

What particles did John Updike describe in this poem? A small percentage of LLamas knew they came in muon and tau varieties: "Like tall and painless guillotines they fall/ Down through our heads into the grass... You call it wonderful, I call it crass."

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neutrinos

One chapter of Steven Weinberg's book Dreams of a Final Theory is devoted to the failure of physicists to convince Congress to fund the SSC, a massive accelerator in Texas. What did "SSC" stand for?

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Superconducting Supercollider

Whose van, adorned with his namesake diagrams, was featured on "The Bachelor Party Corrosion," an episode of The Big Bang Theory?

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Richard Feynman

What name is given to hypothetical particles that travel faster than light?

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tachyons

The smallest measure of length with any meaning is named after whom? Incidentally, that length is about 1.6 E -35 m, which is a very short walk.

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Max Planck

The Schrodinger equation relates the Hamiltonian of psi to its time derivative. What does the Greek letter psi refer to?

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wavefunction

Because E = mc^2, particle masses can be written in the form eV/c^2. What does the unit eV stand for?

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electronvolt

What is another name for an antielectron?

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positron

What is the term, derived from the Greek for "heavy," for subatomic particles made up of three quarks? They and mesons are part of the hadron family.

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baryons

What is the term for particles that obey the Pauli Exclusion Principle (and can be described using F-D statistics)? Electrons belong to this family of particles.

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fermions

What is the charge of an up quark relative to the elementary charge? Be sure to include the sign and the fraction. Hint: a proton has the charge of two ups and a down.

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+2/3 (positive two-thirds)