(a) Three quarks form a baryon. How many combinations of the six known quarks are there if all...

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(a) Three quarks form a baryon. How many combinations of the six known quarks are there if all combinations are possible?

(b) This number is less than the number of known baryons. Explain why.

Pauli's Exclusion principle:

Pauli's exclusion principle forbids two identical particles from having all their quantum numbers equal. This principle applies only to Fermions which are particles with odd multiples of half-integer spins. For example, the quarks and electrons are Fermions.

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(a) There are six known quarks. The up, down, strange, charm, top, and the bottom quark. The property that distinguishes them is called the flavor....

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