Important Basic Concepts in Particle Physics

  • Rabindra N. Mohapatra
Part of the Contemporary Physics book series (GTCP)


Forces observed in nature can be classified into four categories according to their observed strength at low energies: strong, electromagnetic, weak, and gravitational. Their strengths, when characterized by dimensionless parameters, are roughly of the following orders of magnitude:


Gauge Theory Weak Interaction Gauge Boson Global Symmetry Gauge Field 
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  • Rabindra N. Mohapatra
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  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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