Russell,

 I apologize for my flippant quip of yesterday, it was after several hours
of reading and replying internet discussion lists. Besides: it was true.<G>

I never considered the features named as distinguishing 'colors'  in QCD as
"poles". Also it is new to me that the strong force has 3 poles. In my usage
a 'pole' represents ONE charge of the TWO we know of - the positive and the
negative.
Well, it seems those non-physicists are simpleminded brutes. It felt so good
to 'invent' something (for fun) beyond our grasp.
 What nature would that 3rd pole present in the strong force? (I ask this
question, because I did not read about the 3-pole distinction of it).

Cheers

John M

On 3/12/07, Russell Standish <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
>
> On Mon, Mar 12, 2007 at 11:58:58AM -0400, John Mikes wrote:
> > In the sci-fi I wrote in 1988-89 I depicted the 'story' of human
> evolving as
> > done
> > by an experiment of aliens from another universe, to which I assigned
> > "energy"
> > with 3 (three) poles. One +, one -, and a THIRD one. (Maybe your math
> could
> > formulate this, but I could not. I accepted it as something beyond our
> human
> > mind.
>
> The strong force has 3 "poles". To think about them in a human
> fashion, we name them "red", "green" and "blue", and the theory
> describing the strong force is called "quantum chromodynamics". It
> doesn't seem beyond the human mind at all.
>
> I dare say if we had a reason to have a theory with four poles,
> someone will come up with a way of thinking about these too.
>
> Prof Russell Standish
>

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