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8: Symmetries of the theory of strong interactions

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  • The first time people realized the key role of symmetries was in the plethora of particles discovered using the first accelerators. Many of those were composite particle (to be explained later) bound by the strong interaction.

    Thumbnail: Chromodynamic fields due to color charges, these are the neutral/"colorless" combinations. (Public Domain; Maschen).

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