Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

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?
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 28, 2010 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Turning neutrons into protons via beta decay (or vice versa) in order to achieve a more stable nucleus.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook