Lesson Plan: Hadrons Physics
This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to identify which classes of hadron a given particle belongs to and what the properties of given hadrons are.
Students will be able to
- recall that a hadron is a composite particle made up of two or more quarks,
- recall that a meson is a composite particle made up of one quark and one antiquark,
- recall that a baryon is a composite particle made up of exactly three quarks,
- recall that a hyperon is a baryon that contains one or more strange quarks, but no charm, top, or bottom quarks,
- determine, from the composition of a particle, whether or not it is a hadron, a meson, a baryon, or a hyperon,
- recall that the relative charge for a hadron is the sum of the relative charges of the composite quarks,
- recall that hadron charges must always sum to an integer.
Students should already be familiar with
- the names, basic properties, and symbols of all of the quarks and antiquarks.
Students will not cover
- quark confinement,
- color charge,
- hadronic decays or decays of any kind,
- Feynman diagrams,
- baryon number,
- quark flavour numbers,
- the conservation of baryon number,
- mixed particle states.