Approximate the strong force between two protons.

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Homework Statement


2 protons in a Helium nucleus are separated by about 2x10^-15 m. Calculate the approximate magnitude of the strong force holding the 2 protons together.


Homework Equations


Electromagnetic force equation?


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Okay now I am thinking that the strong force is 100 times stronger thn the electromagnetic force.. SO do I calculate the electromagnetic force between two protons and multiply by 100?
 
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You know that strong force keeps the nucleus together, then the system must be in equilibrium, then the strong force must be equal to the coulomb force between the protons
 

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