I would like to create an inventory of all the fundamental particles. I'm getting entirely lost in the forest.
Could you check these facts for me?
There are 40 basic baryons total (20 spin-1/2; 20 spin-3/2).
There are 32 basic mesons total (17 pseudoscalar; 15 vector).
Also, what is the theoretical merit of exotic baryons, exotic mesons, glueballs, tetraquarks, hybrid mesons, etc?
Antiparticles are truly to be considered a completely different particle type from their counterpart, correct? Eg, we recognize that "flew" is just a modification of the word "fly". Is it similar with antiparticles, or must they be considered a totally different form of matter? Does each color of quark constitute a different type of particle, or just a different characteristic of a fundamental particle type?
Thanks for any clarity on this.