Single Idea 21202

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / A. Classical Physics / 1. Mechanics / c. Forces]

Full Idea

The strong nuclear force has a range of 10^-15 m, considerably larger than the range of the weak force.

Gist of Idea

The strong force has a considerably greater range than the weak force


Brian R. Martin (Particle Physics [2011], 01)

Book Reference

Martin, Brian R.: 'Particle Physics' [One World 2011], p.13

A Reaction

This is because the bosons transmitting the weak force (W+, W-, W) are much heavier than the gluons of the strong force.