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Strange Quarks

Strange quarks are represented by this mash-up of icons for safe thermal sensations and somatic sensations.

Strange quarks represent cool thermal sensations . The ordinary sort of strange-quark represents a cool sensation that is perceived on the right side. Conversely, strange anti-quarks are objectified from cool sensations experienced on the left.  So these quarks are defined by two different kinds of experience; thermal sensation and somatic sensation.

Definitions of Strange Quarks

Different experiences are described by comparison with various reference sensations. Since antiquity these reference sensations have been objectified as seeds.  Cool sensations are objectified as strange-seeds.  They are symbolized using a capital Roman letter S without serifs.  Somatic sensations felt on the right or left sides are objectified as ordinary or odd seeds.  They are noted by \mathsf{O} or \overline{\mathsf{O}} \, . Strange quarks can be defined from pairs of seeds because they represent pairs of sensations.

The matchmaking is formally stated as follows.  A seed-aggregate composed from one strange-seed and one ordinary-seed is called an ordinary strange quark. It is represented symbolically using the bold lowercase Roman letter s without serifs. Here is a mathematical expression of the definition along with some icons to illustrate the quark. You can click on icons to go to a page with more detail.

\mathsf{s} \equiv \left\{ \mathsf{ S, \, O } \rule{0px}{10px} \right\}


The strange anti-quark is defined as the union of one strange-seed with an odd-seed.

\overline{\mathsf{s}} \equiv \left\{ \rule{0px}{10px} \mathsf{ S, \, \overline{O} } \right\}


Characteristics of Strange Quarks

The foregoing quarks may be described by their quantum numbers. They also have some specific individual traits like temperature and energy. Follow the links for a full explanation, but ultimately these secondary attributes are determined by the same sensations that define each quark. Here is a quick summary.

strange Quark Characteristics

charge quantum number±1/8

lepton quantum numberzero

baryon quantum number±1/8

angular momentum numberzero

temperature-252 (℃)

internal energy50 (MeV)