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Single Idea 17563

[filed under theme 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 3. Chromodynamics / a. Chromodynamics ]

Full Idea

The strong force doesn't always pull nucleons together, but pushes them apart if they get too close.

Gist of Idea

The strong force pulls, but also pushes apart if nucleons get too close together


Peter van Inwagen (Material Beings [1990], 07)

Book Ref

Inwagen,Peter van: 'Material Beings' [Cornell 1995], p.67

A Reaction

Philosophers tend to learn their physics from other philosophers. But that's because philosophers are brilliant at picking out the interesting parts of physics, and skipping the boring stuff.

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