Weak Force

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What particle(s) does the weak force affect? I think it's electrons but my teacher thought it was quarks since the range of the weak force is <0.003 fm.
 

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What particle(s) does the weak force affect? I think it's electrons but my teacher thought it was quarks since the range of the weak force is <0.003 fm.

all leptons (electrons, muons, taus as well as all the neutrino types) as well as all quarks interact with the weak bosons. Remind your prof that beta decay is a weak interaction process.
 

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