Question
One of the decay modes of the omega minus is $$\Omega^- \to \Lambda^0 + K^-$$ a) What is the change in strangeness? (b) Verify that baryon number and charge are conserved, while lepton numbers are unaffected. (c) Write the equation in terms of the constituent quarks, indicating that the weak force is responsible.
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3. $\textrm{sss} \to \textrm{uds} + \bar{\textrm{u}}\textrm{s}$. Since the conservation of quark flavor is violated, the weak force must be involved.
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