FIZIKA B 14 (2005) 1, 31 - 34
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A SCALING LAW FOR QUARK MASSES
HARALD FRITZSCH and ALP DENIZ ÖZER
Sektion Physik, Ludwig Maximillians University, Theresienstrasse 37,
80333 München, Germany
Received 26 July 2004; Accepted 20
Online 7 November 2005
We show that the observed quark masses seem to be consistent with a simple scaling law.
Due to the precise values of the heavy quarks, we are able to calculate the quark masses
in the light quark sector. We discuss a possible value for the strange quark mass. We show
that the u-type quark masses obey the scaling law very well.
PACS numbers: 12.15.Ff, 14.65.-q
Keywords: quark masses, scaling law, mass of strange quark