# is the weak force responsible for keeping the quarks together? physics

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in a video, the guy says that it is responsible, but everyone in the comments is saying that what he said was wrong, and he hasn't acknowledged it so im a bit confused?
thank you
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#2
(Original post by vix.xvi)
in a video, the guy says that it is responsible, but everyone in the comments is saying that what he said was wrong, and he hasn't acknowledged it so im a bit confused?
thank you
I learnt that it was the strong force
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The strong nuclear force is what holds nuclei together in atoms.

The weak nuclear force is responsible for decay
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(Original post by vix.xvi)
in a video, the guy says that it is responsible, but everyone in the comments is saying that what he said was wrong, and he hasn't acknowledged it so im a bit confused?
thank you
The force that keeps the quarks together is the strong force (same as what keeps protons and neutrons in the atomic nucleus). When quarks interact with each other they exchange gluons that "glue" the quarks together.
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It’s the strong force.
Also to note, if you get mixed up with the exchange particles being pions and gluons, pions are the exchnage particles for the strong interaction between the actual particles, but you use the word gluons if talking about quarks and the strong interaction
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(Original post by RaA64)
It’s the strong force.
Also to note, if you get mixed up with the exchange particles being pions and gluons, pions are the exchnage particles for the strong interaction between the actual particles, but you use the word gluons if talking about quarks and the strong interaction
Wait so for the strong interaction...
pions are the exchange particles for particles
and gluons are exchange particles for quarks?
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(Original post by m.s124)
Wait so for the strong interaction...
pions are the exchange particles for particles
and gluons are exchange particles for quarks?
Yes, so if talking about between particles you use pion, but gluons are the exchange particles for quarks. Just said that because Sometimes in textbooks they use both these words but don’t explain the difference
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(Original post by RaA64)
Yes, so if talking about between particles you use pion, but gluons are the exchange particles for quarks. Just said that because Sometimes in textbooks they use both these words but don’t explain the difference
Yes you're right they never explained it and I didn't know this so thank you
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thank you!! i guess he was wrong then
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(Original post by vix.xvi)
thank you!! i guess he was wrong then
It's annoying how some online revision videos sometimes don't correct their mistakes.
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(Original post by 5hyl33n)
It's annoying how some online revision videos sometimes don't correct their mistakes.
yeah exactly, and he's a well known physics guy too
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