Lesson Plan: Gluons Physics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to define the basic properties of gluons and how they interact with quarks.


Students will be able to

  • recall what kind of line a gluon is represented by in a Feynman diagram,
  • identify gluons in Feynman diagrams,
  • recall the electric charge and theoretical mass of a gluon,
  • recall that there are eight types of gluon,
  • recall that gluons are bosons,
  • recall that gluons carry color-anticolor charges, such as red-antiblue or green-antired,
  • determine the color of a gluon from a Feynman diagram of interacting quarks.


Students should already be familiar with

  • the names, basic properties, and symbols of all of the leptons, quarks, and their antiparticles,
  • what hadrons, mesons, baryons, and hyperons are,
  • some more common mesons and baryons,
  • how to draw and interpret Feynman diagrams.


Students will not cover

  • mixed states,
  • quark confinement.

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