# Can strong and weak "forces" manifest in Newton Units?

The Newton unit ($$\text{N}$$) is a unit of force on a macroscopic scale:

$$1\text{N} = 1 \text{kg m/s}^2.$$

1. Gravity has so-called the gravitational forces (such as shown in the Newton theory of gravity $${\displaystyle \mathbf {F} =m \frac{GM}{r^2}\hat{\mathbf {r}} }$$) that can be quantified in the Newton unit ($$\text{N}$$) in a macroscopic way.

2. Electromagnetism (EM) has so-called the EM forces (such as shown in the Lorentz force $${\displaystyle \mathbf {F} =q\,\mathbf {E} +q\,\mathbf {v} \times \mathbf {B} }$$) that can be quantified in the Newton unit ($$\text{N}$$) in a macroscopic way as well.

We also call strong interactions and weak interactions (understood in the framework of quantum field theory with path integral and lagrangian formalism) with strong and weak forces.

## Question:

Can either strong and weak interactions manifest them in order 1 in the Newton Units on a macroscopic scale?

## If not in order 1 in Newton Units, why are strong and weak interactions counted as forces (macroscopically)?

However, it seems to me that the strong interactions and weak interactions manifest in the subatomic scale.

• The strong interaction confines the quarks in the nucleon and controls $$\alpha$$ decay.

• The weak interaction controls $$\beta$$ decay.

• You appear misinformed. Where did you hear about macroscopic strong and weak interaction forces? They do, indeed, manifest themselves in the subatomic scale, only. Mar 12, 2021 at 21:41
• – rob
Mar 12, 2021 at 21:47
• Also related: weak charges compared with electric charges.
– rob
Mar 12, 2021 at 21:58
• xkcd. Mar 12, 2021 at 22:11