hypercharge
noun Etymology: short for hyperonic charge, from hyperon Date: 1956 a quantum characteristic of a group of subatomic particles governed by the strong force that is related to strangeness and is represented by a number equal to twice the average value of the electric charge of the group

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  • hypercharge — [ipɛʀʃaʀʒ] n. f. ÉTYM. 1959, Sciences, no 1, juin, p. 49; angl. hypercharge, J. Schwinger, 1956, pour hyperonic charge « charge d hypérons ». → Hypéron. ❖ ♦ Phys. nucl. Grandeur scalaire servant à caractériser certaines particules instables… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hypercharge — [hī′pər chärj΄] n. Physics a characteristic of a group of elementary particles: it is a number equal to twice the average charge of the group divided by the elementary charge …   English World dictionary

  • Hypercharge — In particle physics, the hypercharge (represented by Y ) of a particle is related to the strong interaction, and it should not be confused with similarly named weak hypercharge, which has an analogous role in the electroweak… …   Wikipedia

  • hypercharge — hiperkrūvis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. hypercharge vok. Hyperladung, f rus. гиперзаряд, m pranc. hypercharge, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • hypercharge — /huy peuhr chahrj /, n. Physics. 1. a quantum number assigned to baryons and mesons, equal to B + S, where B is the baryon number and S is the strangeness. 2. the quantum number equal to B + S + C, where C is the charm. [1955 60; HYPER + CHARGE]… …   Universalium

  • hypercharge — noun A quantum characteristic of a group of subatomic particles governed by the strong force that is related to strangeness and is represented by a number equal to twice the average value of the electric charge of the group …   Wiktionary

  • hypercharge — hy·per·charge …   English syllables

  • hypercharge — ˈhīpə(r)ˌˌ noun Etymology: hyper + charge (II) : a quantum characteristic of a closely related group of particles governed by the strong force that is represented by a number equal to twice the average value of the electric charge of the group …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hypercharge Faible — L hypercharge faible correspond à deux fois la différence entre la charge électrique et l isospin faible. C est le générateur du composant U(1) du groupe de jauge électrofaible, SU(2)xU(1). Dans un relation semblable à la formule de Gell… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hypercharge faible — L hypercharge faible correspond à deux fois la différence entre la charge électrique et l isospin faible. C est le générateur du composant U(1) du groupe de jauge électrofaible, SU(2)xU(1). Dans une relation semblable à la formule de Gell… …   Wikipédia en Français

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