posted on Jan, 8 2003 @ 07:34 AM
Ok let's explain first some things :The international unit for the mass is the Kgr not the gram.In the field of nuclear and particle physics we are
using the eguation
E=mc^2 for the rest mass energy of a particle (rest mass means no momentum).If we solve this equation for m=E/c^2 ,therefore is Joules per speed of
light squared ,but we can use instead of Joules the eV or electron-volt ,this is again a unit of energy.When i said that we are using c=1 is just to
simplify things ,because the speed pf light is a constant .Therefore if you say that the mass of the proton is 938Mev(Mega=10^6) it is the same like
938Mev/c^2 and if you replace this mass in the famous equation you have
E=938Mev/c^2*c^2 , the speed of light cancels out itself and you left with 938Mev.So this is a clever assumption that is helping the particle
physicists to make things and calculations easier!!
Now for the FM ,the mass of the top quark is enormous is not just more than a proton but more than many atoms (like carbon ,oxygen ,iron etc..)Simply
the carbon for example consisits from 6 protons and 6 neutrons (well one of its isotopes),therefore 12 particles in the nucleus with a mass of 12Gev
almost the same is happening for the iron 56 particles 56Gev almost..The mass of the top quark is 180Gev more than 3 times the mass of the iron atom
Something else ,i think i have found the way of calculating masses especially for sub-atomic particles using a modified schrodingers equation ..It
also predicts the dimension of the particle that the top quark is in....The mathematics are not simple but the simplification of the formula is for
high-school level maths!!!!!!!
There are lot of things about quarks in the web ...So feel free to search in any search engine ,just put the word 'quarks' and you will see lots of
material...Anyone else like to share thoughts in this subject???People from the science and maths
o you know any formula that predicts masses in the
sub-atomic field of course...