PBS Space Time

What If Charge is NOT Fundamental?

Season 8 Episode 9 | 13m 47s | Video has closed captioning.

If you've studied any physics you know that like charges repel and opposite charges attract. But why? It's as though this thing - electric charge - is as fundamental a property of an object as its mass. It just sort of ... is. Well it turns out if you dig deep enough, the fundamental-ness of charge unravels, and in many things, including mass itself, are unraveled with it.

Aired: 03/16/22

Rating: NR

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