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Quarks, gluons, bags, and hadrons


Barnes, Ted (F. E.) (1977) Quarks, gluons, bags, and hadrons. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology.


We consider two semiclassical hadron models, the MIT bag model and a generalization, the confined free quark model. The low momentum transfer matrix elements of some of the S-wave hadrons are derived and compared with experiment in both models, and we conclude that the constraints imposed on the latter model by the MIT model are largely justified by experiment. We then generalize the MIT model to include lowest order gluon exchange spin-spin forces between quarks and remove some degeneracies of the zeroth order MIT model. Finally we predict the masses and magnetic moments of some of the hypothetical charmed hadrons.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Mathews, Jon (advisor)
  • Feynman, Richard Phillips (co-advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:24 January 1977
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-09142007-135116
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ID Code:3543
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Deposited On:14 Sep 2007
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 03:00

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