Quarks as Sound Waves
I was told that there is an article in which it states
that it is possible that quarks are made up of sound waves. Is this
true? Could you help me find this article?
Impossible. Sound waves are compressional vibrations of matter, quarks are
matter itself. Yes, quarks have a wave nature, but that doesn't mean
they're sound. Sound involves matter on rather large dimensions, compared
to little quarks.
Richard E. Barrans Jr., Ph.D.
PG Research Foundation, Darien, Illinois
I would suggest trying 'physics today' or 'scientific american' magazines,
or use your local library to look it up. An online place to go for research
is ERIC online datatbase or many universities have resources through their
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Update: June 2012