Day: February 11, 2016

Nuclear force

Nuclear force

Nuclear force             02/11/16
One comes in to an interesting quandary while studying the atom under Newtonian physics, if the protons and electrons are of opposite charges, then why don’t they attract each other and collide? The answer lies in the fact that there is a force present in the universe called the Nuclear force. The nuclear force is an enigmatic phenomena, being one of the most powerful forces in the universe but only present between particles at distances up to 1 ferometer (1*10^-15 m!). When active, this force is what keeps the electrons floating around in the orbit of the nucleus.