Doing Thought Experiments on Quarks
//Tampan//, Paminggir people. Sumatra 19th century, 69 x 70 cm. From the library of Darwin Sjamsudin, Jakarta. Photograph by D Dunlop.
Tampan, Paminggir people. Sumatra 19th century, 69 x 70 cm. From the library of Darwin Sjamsudin, Jakarta. Photograph by D Dunlop.

To make a more subtle description of sensation we associate each quark with two non-integer numbers, the internal energy and the temperature.

For WikiMechanics, the energy of a particle is a number that mathematically represents the magnitude of the underlying sensation. This relationship is articulated using a calorimetric thought experiment to define specific energy. For more click here.

We also consider the temperature of a particle to be an account of the urgency of the feelings that are objectified as the particle. The connection is made by discussing a thermometric thought experiment to define vis viva. More details are discussed here.

Next we simplify analysis by assuming that ordinary-quarks and anti-quarks are much the same as each other. This assumption is called the hypothesis of conjugate symmetry. Then we define the audibility to distinguish somatic sensations from visual and thermal feelings. This is required so that we can compare and contrast different classes of sensation. And finally, these differences are used to make quantitative statements about the internal energy and the temperature of quarks. Overall results from these thought experiments and analysis are summarized here.

Right.png Next step: quarks are indestructible.
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