I know the pictures we see are just a representation to help people understand what is going on while in reality the quark is likely a wave vs a particle. That being said it is always depicted as a triangle arrangement when I would have figured a more linear structure due to same charges repulsing each other while the opposite charge attracting the other two quarks.

Something like this, (-)(+)(-) or (+)(-)(+)

  • $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate: physics.stackexchange.com/q/81190/2451 $\endgroup$ – Qmechanic Mar 18 at 22:29
  • $\begingroup$ Interesting question, I would expect something like orbitals or similar as the answer. But I guess nobody can tell because even confinement is not so well unterstood and also the yang-mills field of SU(3) has to many degrees of freedom to be visualized easily. $\endgroup$ – oliver Mar 18 at 22:32
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