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fundamental interaction

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

n
(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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It's one of four fundamental forces and the one we have tested the least," she said.
We already know about four fundamental forces: gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces.
The quarks that make up a proton are held together by the strong force - one of the four fundamental forces in physics - which is carried on another elementary particle called the gluon.
But sometime in 1986 I picked up the courage to ask Salam the obvious question: both he, who thought himself a believer, and Steven Weinberg, an avowed atheist, had worked independently on unifying two of nature's four fundamental forces and yet had arrived at precisely the same conclusions.
Four fundamental forces (Electromagnetic, Weak, Strong and Gravity) acting through corresponding quantum particles known as gauge bosons (photon for electromagnetic, W and Z particles for weak force, gluon for strong force and yet to be discovered illusive graviton for the force of gravity) together are the cause of actions that shape and govern the universe.
Maddison continues, 'The human world, like physics, can be reduced to four fundamental forces: culture, politics, war and business.'
Fayyaz gave an illuminating discourse on his research which led to his Noble Award and his attempt to understand symmetry and unification among the four fundamental forces of nature.
Dr Fayyazuddin gave an illuminating discourse on his research which led to his Noble Award and his attempt to understand symmetry and unification among the four fundamental forces of nature.
The electromagnetic force is one of four fundamental forces that shape the universe.
Everything in it is made of a few fundamental particles, which are governed by four fundamental forces. Scientists at Cern use immense scientific instruments to study those particles and how they interact.
He's the co-founder of string field theory and continues Einstein's search to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into one unified theory.