Nuclear forces are charge independent but spin dependent. Justify

Asked by  | 21st Mar, 2009, 11:04: AM

Expert Answer:

The nuclear force is nearly independent of whether the nucleons are neutrons or protons. This property is called charge independence. It depends on whether the spins of the nucleons are parallel or antiparallel, and has a noncentral or tensor component. This part of the force does not conserve orbital angular momentum, which is a constant of motion under central forces.

Answered by  | 28th Mar, 2009, 06:34: PM

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