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[Phys-L] Re: What IS a field? (Was Re: Physics (chem.) Humor)

| The more I learn about fields the more confused I am about
| them. Do the particles create the fields or do the fields
| create the particles? Does that question even make sense?
| What IS a field?

I suppose a short glib answer might be that one simply can not
distinguish between the particle(s) and the field that represents them.
The electromagnetic field are particles of photons and vice-versa.

Joel Rauber
Department of Physics - SDSU
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