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Single Idea 21181

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

Full Idea

General Relativity and quantum mechanics are the two great theories in physics today but they give two very different ideas for how forces work.

Gist of Idea

Relativity and Quantum theory give very different accounts of forces


Gavin Hesketh (The Particle Zoo [2016], 01)

A Reaction

Relativity says it is space curvature, and quantum theory says it is particle exchange? But is there a Relativity account of the strong nuclear force?

Book Reference

Hesketh,Gavin: 'The Particle Zoo' [Quercus 2016], p.10