Quantum Physics

W. Kinney kinney at bogart.Colorado.EDU
Wed Mar 30 16:34:56 PST 1994

I write, with head firmly implanted in a posterior orifice:

>No. Protons and neutrons are hadrons. Hadron comes from the (Greek?) word
>for "heavy", lepton from "light". The distinction you're trying to make

"Baryon" comes from the Greek for "heavy". "Hadron" is a blanket term covering
both baryons (like protons and neutrons), and mesons.

Now back to your regularly scheduled cryptography.

                                -- Will

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