The Forces of Nature
Author: Kalmus, Peter I. P.
Source: Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, Volume 18, Number 4, December 1993 , pp. 343-349(7)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:Very few fundamental forces are responsible for the myriad of phenomena in the world. Indeed, all chemical and biological structures are cemented by only one force: electromagnetism. Physics is greedier: it appeared to require four basic forces, gravity and the strong and weak nuclear forces in addition to electromagnetism. However, recent experiments have reduced these to three. The properties of the forces are discussed and the work that unified two of them is described.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Physics, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, UK
Publication date: 1993-12-01