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Single Idea 21185

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 3. Chromodynamics / a. Chromodynamics]

Full Idea

Colour charge is 'three-dimensional'. As well as the charge having a positive or negative sign, it can also have a direction, and for convenience these three different directions (pointing like a weather vane) are labelled 'red', 'green' and 'blue'.

Gist of Idea

Colour charge is positive or negative, and also has red, green or blue direction


Gavin Hesketh (The Particle Zoo [2016], 04)

Book Reference

Hesketh,Gavin: 'The Particle Zoo' [Quercus 2016], p.81

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Idea 21197 Standard Model forces are one- two- and three-dimensional [Hesketh]