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Name:  John
Status:  student
Age:  20s
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Date: 2000-2001


Question:
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?


Replies:
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.
Assistant Director
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 libraries online.

Katie Page



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