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Quark Puzzle files

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A 3D printable and paper printable version of the Quark puzzle published by Eric Gettrust in "The Physics Teacher" in 2010, DOI: 10.1119/1.3393062

This is a resource that teachers can use to help students visualise the colour symmetries of quarks.

Note: stripes have been included to make the anti-particles more easily identifiable. 


A 3D version of the puzzle is available at: 10.5281/zenodo.1252868



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  • Eric Gettrust, "The Quark Puzzle: A Novel Approach to Visualising the Color Symmetries of Quarks," Phys. Teach. 48(5), 312-315 (2010).
  • Jeff Wiener, Sascha Schmeling and Martin Hopf, "An Alternative Proposal for the Graphical Representation of Anticolor Charge," The Physics Teacher 55(8), 472-474 (2017).