fundamental interaction


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fundamental interaction

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Any of the four most basic ways in which subatomic particles interact, comprising the strong, weak, electromagnetic, and gravitational interactions.

fundamental interaction

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(General Physics) any of the four basic interactions that occur in nature: the gravitational, electromagnetic, strong, and weak interactions
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Noun1.fundamental interaction - (physics) the transfer of energy between elementary particles or between an elementary particle and a field or between fields; mediated by gauge bosons
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
physical phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
electromagnetic interaction - an interaction between charged elementary particles that is intermediate in strength between the strong and weak interactions; mediated by photons
gravitational interaction - a weak interaction between particles that results from their mass; mediated by gravitons
color force, strong force, strong interaction - (physics) the interaction that binds protons and neutrons together in the nuclei of atoms; mediated by gluons
weak force, weak interaction - (physics) an interaction between elementary particles involving neutrinos or antineutrinos that is responsible for certain kinds of radioactive decay; mediated by intermediate vector bosons
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2011), Rotation is a fundamental interaction task often required in VEs to orient a virtual object for viewing, inspection or for further 3D manipulation.
In Communicating Science, Gross, Harmon, and Reidy argued that the fundamental interaction between verbal and visual elements that defines scientific argumentation will not change significantly as technology changes: While the computer revolution will undoubtedly continue to facilitate this interaction, we do not think this heart will look, or beat, very differently at the end of the twenty-first century.
Considering the quantum origin of the diffusion laws, it is not surprising that the implications of the model are general enough to span not only the solid state physics but also the fundamental interaction physics.
For example, between strong interaction and weak interaction there exists intermediate interaction, namely neutral (neutrosophic) strong-weak fundamental interaction (NSW fundamental interaction), it neither strong interaction nor weak interaction, but something in between.
There are two newly appreciated phenomena that I categorize as "in vivo resistance" because they result from a fundamental interaction with the host and can't be measured by a lab test.
For me, this takes the form of professional nursing, the fundamental interaction between mind and body that allows a full healing of an individual.
Vanderheiden (1996) defined the term "transparent access" as the fundamental interaction technique necessary for general purpose computers, CAT devices, and software programs that are compatible and capable of running on the same operational system.
This will give insight into the mechanisms that govern the basic ordering of atoms in physical matter and the fundamental interaction of molecules that make life possible.
Both Laureates work in the field of quantum optics studying the fundamental interaction between light and matter, a field which has seen considerable progress since the mid-1980s.
The idea behind grand unification is that at sufficiently high energies, the strong and electroweak forces lose their identities and merge into a more fundamental interaction.
In this paper the researchers dig down deep into the fundamental interaction between light and the moving electron," Gmachl said.
The fundamental interaction is the transaction, in which the wave equation represents something real--its correspondence with knowledge is fortuitous.

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