• January 22nd, 2008, 03:48 PM
MagiMaster
I understand that there are equations thaat dictate how four of the five primary forces are unified (electricity, magnetism and the strong and weak nuclear forces). I also understand the the eletromagnetic equations have a simple physical interpretation (an electric/magnetic field generates a perpendicular magnetic/electric field). I was wondering if there is any physical interpretation for the the electroweak equations (and the electrostrong(?) equations, but one question at a time).
• January 26th, 2008, 03:21 AM
MagiMaster
Hmm... Somehow it seems like every time I have an interesting question to ask, it's interesting enough that no one has an answer. This would be great if these questions came from my area of research, but, unfortunately, they don't. :P
• January 26th, 2008, 07:44 AM
Quantime
This website seems good enough and rich in maths to keep you occupied for a while. It describes all the known physical interpretations you need:

• January 27th, 2008, 02:29 AM
MagiMaster
Heh :) Thanks, there's a lot of information there, but about all I could really gather from it is that there does seem to be some geometric/physical interpretation of those laws. It'd take way too long for me to understand it in any detail though.

A question though, with a geometric interpretation couldn't you use electromagnetic fields to produce weak-force fields?
• January 27th, 2008, 05:48 AM
Quantime
Quote:

Originally Posted by MagiMaster
Heh :) Thanks, there's a lot of information there, but about all I could really gather from it is that there does seem to be some geometric/physical interpretation of those laws. It'd take way too long for me to understand it in any detail though.

A question though, with a geometric interpretation couldn't you use electromagnetic fields to produce weak-force fields?

Only in certain circumstances, when energy is 102 GeV, that is 102 Giga electron volts. So if you combine an electromagnetic tensor (perhaps one of Maxwell's (the guy who unified electricity and magnetism if you didnt know :) ). with an equation where you include an enery value, then yes perhaps you could model it. Here is an example, now I don't know much maths so this is just an idea:

WFF = EFF = E pi^2 / c^4

Or something, you'd obviusoly need to throw in Maxwells tensor, but you still might be able to get something out of it :).

Here is where you can find Maxwells' tensor(s):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxwell_stress_tensor
• January 27th, 2008, 05:30 PM
MagiMaster
So the the produced weak field would only be significant for electromagnetic fields above 102 GeV, or does the field suddenly appear at that point?

What would the effect of an artificial, macro-scale weak-force field be anyway? Has anyone tried to produce one?