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Purpose of the weak nuclear force?

  1. Jul 28, 2010 #1
    Can someone explain in layman terms the purpose/function of the weak nuclear force?
     
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  3. Jul 28, 2010 #2

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    Turning neutrons into protons via beta decay (or vice versa) in order to achieve a more stable nucleus.
     
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