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 more 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.

We also consider the temperature of a particle to be an account of the urgency of feelings objectified in the particle. The connection is made by discussing a thermometric thought experiment to define vis viva.

Next, analysis is simplified by assuming that ordinary-quarks and anti-quarks are much the same as each other. This is called the hypothesis of conjugate symmetry. Then we define the audibility to compare and contrast different classes of sensation. And finally, these differences are used to make quantitative statements about internal energy and temperature. Results are summarized here.

Right.png Next step: quarks are indestructible.
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