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Force carrier particles

  1. Jan 28, 2009 #1
    if particles can transfer force carrier particles to each other to generate forces between them such as quark -gluon exchange, is it an instaneous effect? or is it like gravity in relativity where the effects are not immiediately felt but take time such as for the force carrier particle to travel. Im not sure if that was right though with what I said about relativity (correct if im wrong) thanks in advance.
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  3. Jan 28, 2009 #2
    The current understanding is that no force can travel faster than the speed of light. Even in quantum entanglement this holds and it has passed every test thrown at it over the last 100 years.
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