# Notation for Weak Nuclear Force Particles

## Main Question or Discussion Point

The notations are: $W^+$, $W^-$, and $Z^0$. I'm assuming the W stands for Weak. But, why Z for the neutral one? Is there even a reason?

## Answers and Replies

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Why does there have to be a reason? Why do we say "lion" instead of "really big cat with a mane"?

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