# What are the equations for the weak and strong forces? [duplicate]

What are the equations for the strong and weak force, like how for the Electrostatics the equation is $F_c= k*Q*q/(r*r)$. I understand to an extend what the strong and weak forces are. However, I would like to know what the equations for calculating the forces. Also can you explain how the equations works and define the variables.

I understand that they may not be as simple and as pretty and the electrostatic one.

• Half of this question duplicates physics.stackexchange.com/q/8452 Mar 8 '15 at 22:41
• Also relevant: xkcd.com/1489 Mar 8 '15 at 22:41
• The weak interaction acts over such short distances and so, well, weakly compared to the strong and electromagnetic interactions that there is nothing to be gained by expressing it in a "as a function of distance" form. The only way anyone bother to write it down in as a Lagrangian or Hamiltonian contribution. I generally campaign for speaking of "four fundamental interactions" rather than "four fundamental forces". Mar 8 '15 at 23:31
• Hmmm ... FrankH takes a crack at it in this answer to another related question. Don't know if that is really correct or not. Mar 8 '15 at 23:34
• The question is essentially a duplicate of physics.stackexchange.com/q/39229/2451 Mar 8 '15 at 23:47

There is and there isn't an equation. What I mean is that there is no universal equation for all cases. For example, the equation for strong force $V(r) = - \frac{4}{3} \frac{\alpha_s(r) \hbar c}{r} + kr$ only applies to quarkonium. This is different for the gravity equation which applies in all cases.