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nuclear force

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Fields and quanta

Contents

Idea

Besides the forces of electromagnetism and gravity there are two more fundamental gauge fields in the standard model of particle physics.

The weak nuclear force is described by a gauge field with gauge group the special unitary group SU(2)SU(2) (W-boson, Z-boson). It controls aspects of the beta decay.

The strong nuclear force is described by a gauge field with gauge group the special unitary group SU(3)SU(3) (QCD (gluon). It governs the interaction between quarks.

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Revised on May 16, 2014 11:53:45 by Anonymous Coward (93.194.246.211)