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Relativ strength of all 4 forces

  1. Feb 4, 2012 #1
    I have a poor physics book that doesn't really explain things easy. My book states that

    Strong force - 1
    Electromagnetic force - 10^-2
    Weak force - 10^-6
    Gravity - 10^-43

    This is the "relative strength between the 4 forces" is what my book says.

    But what does that mean? Is there some maximum amount of gravity, which always is lower than the maximum amount of strong force. (it might be a very stupid question)

    ?
     
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  3. Feb 4, 2012 #2

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    hi johann1301! :smile:

    i think it's comparing the strengths of the different forces between the same pair of particles

    eg the electromagnetic force between two electrons is about 1041 times the gravitational force between them
     
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