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Question about subatomic charges

Discussion in 'Physics' started by Frothy, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. Frothy

    Thread Starter New Member

    Aug 3, 2005
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    Why exactly are electrons/protons/neutrons negative/positive/neutral, how were they given their charge, and how can (could) we manipulate their charges?

    Any links or book recomendations would be wonderful.
     
  2. n9xv

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    Jan 18, 2005
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    I thought subatomic charges were those "hidden" charges in my checking account.

    - - - just kidding!

    You have stumbled onto the very mysteries of the universe. I dont think anyone really knows or can explain how it is so. Although, if they can I will be eager to listen.
     
  3. Frothy

    Thread Starter New Member

    Aug 3, 2005
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    Hah

    I havn't been able to find any information on it, but I havn't looked much either. I'm sure there is plenty of theory on it, though.

    I'll give Google a few hours tomarrow if noone here can point me in the right direction.
     
  4. thingmaker3

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    May 16, 2005
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    I've usually found good introduction to such mysteries on the Hyperphyics Website. Try the "Quantum Physics" link from their main page.
     
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