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From Beta Decay to Electroweak Gauge Theory

  • Gerhard EckerEmail author
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Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Abstract

Of the four fundamental interactions, the weak interaction is in a certain sense the most enigmatic. The two macroscopic interactions, gravitation and electromagnetism, are both familiar to us, at least in the classical version. The strong nuclear force to be treated in the following chapter ensures that nucleons hold together in atomic nuclei. Thus, it is absolutely essential for the existence of matter as we know it.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fakultät für PhysikUniversität WienViennaAustria

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