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In electron - proton collisions, the w- particle is transferred from the electron to the proton. But could a w+ particle not be transferred but the in the opposite direction? Like from the proton to the electron?
And if it can’t then could someone please explain why not?
The same goes for the w+ particle in electron capture.

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It can go both ways
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It can go both ways
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So are these two interactions like basically the same but the opposite way round?
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So are these two interactions like basically the same but the opposite way round?
Yes - on a Feynman diagram, a particle moving forwards in time is exactly equivalent to its antiparticle moving backwards in time. However, this is not to be taken literally - in a Hamiltonian framework, particles cannot travel backwards in time.
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Yes - on a Feynman diagram, a particle moving forwards in time is exactly equivalent to its antiparticle moving backwards in time. However, this is not to be taken literally - in a Hamiltonian framework, particles cannot travel backwards in time.
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