15: NUCLEAR FORCES
This page will explain how atoms work.
It is a bit more complicated than Leonardo's helicopter, but it is still simpler than one could expect.
This is a quark.
It is made of two electrons which become undetectable because of the powerful gluonic field.
Three quarks placed crosswise can transform into a neutron.
Note the pi / 2 phase offset in the center, where a positron can hide and transform the neutron into a proton.
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