Adair, Robert K. Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
Last reviewed:August 2020
- Similarity to spin
- Importance in reactions and decays
- Classification of states
- Basis for charge independence
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
A quantum-mechanical variable or quantum number applied to quarks and their compounds, the strongly interacting fundamental hadrons, and the compounds of those hadrons (such as nuclear states) to facilitate consideration of the consequences of the charge independence of the strong (nuclear) forces. This variable is also known as isotopic spin, isobaric spin, and isospin.
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