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3 body problem and bosons

  1. Sep 8, 2004 #1
    A force carrier emitted over a very short distance between two particles would have a very large mass.Could it have a mass large enough to turn
    the two body particle system into a three body system?
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 8, 2004 #2

    I think not, the net-effect is that there are three objects that "always" remain : the constituents of the three body-problem. The carriers "come and go". If a carrier were to have much mass then that is only to "explain" a short-distanced-interaction between two matter-particles. The mass is used in the interactions of which the three-body-structure is the result.

    Look for example at three quarks in a baryon, positioned at the edges of a triangle...

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