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Four forces

  1. Mar 3, 2014 #1
    Why only four forces? Are there more and we just can't feel them or experience them. What would they be?
     
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  3. Mar 3, 2014 #2

    jtbell

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    How would we know there are more than four forces if we can't observe them experimentally?
     
  4. Mar 3, 2014 #3
    Maybe there is only one force only relative to charge and mass?
     
  5. Mar 3, 2014 #4

    Drakkith

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    What about color and flavor?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flavor_(particle_physics [Broken])
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_charge
     
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  6. Mar 4, 2014 #5

    ChrisVer

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    In my opinion, the question should have been if there was once a single force (in a unified theory) how did we end up with 4 forces instead of some other set? Or, in other words, why did nature choose the Standard Model as the subgroup it would be spontaneously broken to.... :smile:
    If there were more forces, we would have seen them?
     
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