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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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.
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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.
Objective: Gravity is the weakest but the most intriguing fundamental interaction in the Universe.
The fundamental interaction is the transaction, in which the wave equation represents something real--its correspondence with knowledge is fortuitous.

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