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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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Intermediate Vector Bosons

The W and Z particles are the massive exchange particles which are involved in the nuclear weak interaction, the weak force between electrons and neutrinos.

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Weak Interaction

One of the four fundamental forces, the weak interaction involves the exchange of the intermediate vector bosons, the W and the Z.

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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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The World of Nuclear Energy

An introduction to nuclear medicine, nuclear reactors, nuclear physics, nuclear power, nuclear waste and war. Includes movie clips of the effects of nuclear detonation.

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Coulomb Barrier

In order to accomplish nuclear fusion, the particles involved must first overcome the electric repulsion to get close enough for the attractive nuclear strong force to take over to fuse the particles.

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Fundamental concepts of force

A very basic introduction to forces.

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Net Force

A demonstration of multiple forces that acts on an object.

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Force

A summary page linking to many concepts relevant to forces.

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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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