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First of all, it is important to understand that by saying colliding protons, you are not saying that you are colliding them like two balls. Particle collision means that particles scatter from one another. Or in other words, make them interact. Or even in the words of the quantum field theory, make them exchange a particle, which is in the case of two ...


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You are right, to get two protons to collide "head on" hard enough so that the quarks inside them can interact requires tremendous force. To see this (here's your homework!) take the equation for the electrostatic force between two (identically charged) objects and use for the distance between them the diameter of a proton, and solve. The answer will give ...


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