This isn't a traditional homework question but here goes. I asked my physics tutor (A-Level) how the strong nuclear force becomes repulsive at small distances and he said he didn't know. I know that it is a nessecity that it is repulsive to prevent the nucleus collapsing, but I would like to know howit happens, are there any law's or mathematical derivations to prove this?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Any help / explanations would be great!

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# The Strong Nuclear Force

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