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Weak force

  1. Jul 27, 2008 #1
    Why is it called the 'weak force'? what makes it weak?
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2008
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  3. Jul 27, 2008 #2


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    There are two forces which are important to nuclear reactions only. They are called the strong force and the weak force, because of their relative strengths.
  4. Jul 27, 2008 #3
    but its considered weak now (ie in relation to the start of the universe) only because of common observation processes by which it seems like it is. is it weak because of the the particles mass?
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