I know that they all mediate the weak nuclear force, but what specifically do they do? Does the W+ boson change an 'up' quark into a 'down' quark? Is the job of a W- boson to change a 'down' quark into an 'up' quark? Does the Z boson change quark flavour considering it can't alter the charge of anything? Can you therefore give me an example of when a Z boson would be needed?
Functon of W+ and Z bosons? Watch
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- 27-12-2010 16:14
- 27-12-2010 17:19