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Fermion: Quiz


Question 1: ________ include the electron and similar, heavier particles (the muon and tauon); they also include neutrinos.
LeptonQuarkTop quarkStandard Model

Question 2: All observed ________ are either fermions or bosons.
Particle physicsElementary particleStandard ModelQuark

Question 3: ________ (such as hadrons, nuclei, and atoms) can be bosons or fermions depending on their constituents.
Standard ModelNeutrinoQuarkList of particles

Question 4: ________ make up protons, neutrons and other baryons, which are composite fermions; they also comprise mesons, which are composite bosons.
Top quarkQuarkStandard ModelStrange quark

Question 5: In the ________ there are two types of elementary fermions: quarks and leptons.
Standard ModelParticle physicsHiggs bosonPhoton

Question 6: Skyrme's original example involves fields which take values on a three-dimensional sphere, the original nonlinear sigma model that describes the large distance behavior of ________.

Question 7: [1] This "antisymmetric wavefunction" behavior implies that fermions are subject to the ________ — no two fermions can occupy the same quantum state at the same time.
Pauli exclusion principleSchrödinger equationQuantum mechanicsIntroduction to quantum mechanics

Question 8: By definition, fermions are particles which obey Fermi–Dirac statistics: when one swaps two fermions, the ________ of the system changes sign.
Bra-ket notationWave functionQuantum stateQuantum mechanics

Question 9: In particle physics, fermions are particles which obey Fermi–Dirac statistics; they are named after ________.
Chien-Shiung WuEnrico FermiJ. Robert OppenheimerHans Bethe

Question 10: In Skyrme's model, which is reproduced in the large N or string approximation to QCD, the proton and neutron are fermionic ________ of the pion field.
Topological defectUniverseBig BangTopological quantum number


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