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What are forces?

Basic explanation of what forces are, focussing on the subatomic world and including electromagnetic, weak and strong force.

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Strong Interaction: The Four Fundamental Forces of Physics

Part one of a four part series on the fundamental forces (or interactions) of physics begins with the strong force or strong interaction - which on the small scale holds quarks together to form ...

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Strong Force

A force which can hold a nucleus together is strong indeed.

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Force carriers

A short explanation of force carriers which are particles responsible for the forces we experience.

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Net Force

A demonstration of multiple forces that acts on an object.

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Fundamental concepts of force

A very basic introduction to forces.

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A summary page linking to many concepts relevant to forces.

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Particles that interact by the strong interaction are called hadrons. This general classification includes mesons and baryons but specifically excludes leptons, which do not interact by the strong ...

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Forces on a hinged beam Java Applet

String tension, weight of suspended sphere and beam and reaction force of the wall on the beam are shown in different colours and can be varied

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Exploring the universal glue

The strong force holds atoms together but it's very complicated and not well understood. This article looks at the problems and current research trying to find the solutions.

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