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fundamental interaction

[¦fən·də¦ment·əl ‚in·tər′ak·shən]
(particle physics)
One of the fundamental forces that act between the elementary particles of matter.
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Four fundamental forces (Electromagnetic, Weak, Strong and Gravity) acting through corresponding quantum particles known as gauge bosons (photon for electromagnetic, W and Z particles for weak force, gluon for strong force and yet to be discovered illusive graviton for the force of gravity) together are the cause of actions that shape and govern the universe.
One direction that intrigues Feng is the possibility that this potential fifth force might be joined to the electromagnetic and strong and weak nuclear forces as "manifestations of one grander, more fundamental force.
There is in human nature a fundamental force for death, destruction and decomposition (the death drive).
Those projections ignore two fundamental forces that have, in recent years, brought global production to a virtual standstill," Jeff Rubin, chief strategist and chief economist at CIBC World Markets, said of the DOE and IEA estimates.
Three decades ago, adequate theories were first developed for three of the four fundamental forces of nature: the so-called "strong" and "weak" nuclear forces, which operate on subatomic scales, and the electromagnetic force, which is responsible for most of what we experience in everyday life: chemistry, biology, and technology (non-nuclear).
Fundamental forces are reshaping our societies and our lives, thrusting new challenges onto the international agenda and providing the primary impetus for and the context of ongoing UN reforms.
While these technological developments have had major impacts on social and cultural life, it is not technological innovation that is the fundamental force for change.
He believes that the peer principle is a fundamental force for converting negative peer pressure into positive peer action that can enhance the productivity of the school system.
While debt growth (Robert Campeau, for example) is usually blamed for the distress in retailing, a much more fundamental force is at work.
Recent developments of a new generation of femtosecond X-ray and picosecond THz free electron lasers create the opportunity, now for the first time, to experimentally visualize the transfer of angular momentum under strongly nonequilibrium conditions and thereby provide a so far inaccessible view to the strongest and most fundamental force in magnetism, the exchange interaction.
If institutions are the foundation of social life then institutional change is a fundamental force of social change and therefore, observes Tang (international relations and public affairs, Fudan U.
It is predicted that research here would result in new measurable macroscopic properties of atomic nuclei including new fundamental force interactions.

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