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Single Idea 21156

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 4. Standard Model / b. Standard model]

Full Idea

The W and Z particles are heavy, and so cannot travel far from their parents. The weak force therefore has a very short range.

Gist of Idea

The weak force particles are heavy, so the force has a short range


New Scientist writers (Why the Universe Exists [2017], 02)

Book Reference

New Scientist writers: 'Why the Universe Exists' [John Murray 2017], p.29