Accession Number : AD0622258

Title :   THE ELEMENTARY PARTICLE SPECTRUM.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TRW SYSTEMS REDONDO BEACH CALIF QUANTUM PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Corben,H. C.

Report Date : OCT 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The relativistic quantum theory of the symmetric top implies that the spin J of a particle state can be represented as the sum of four commuting spin operators of lengths given by the positive integers or half-integers n, n', l, l'. If (l + l') is identified with the isospin, 2(n' - n) with the strangeness, and, where applicable, (-1) to the (n + n') power with the G parity, the simplest choices of n, n', l, l' lead to a correct description of J, I, S, G for every known strongly interacting meson or baryon state. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELEMENTARY PARTICLES, PARTICLE SPECTRA), (*QUANTUM THEORY, ELEMENTARY PARTICLES), RELATIVITY THEORY, NUCLEAR SPINS, FIELD THEORY, PARITY, OPERATORS(MATHEMATICS), MESONS, BARYONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE