Department of Physics - SDSU
| -----Original Message-----
| From: Forum for Physics Educators
| [mailto:PHYS-L@list1.ucc.nau.edu] On Behalf Of Bernard Cleyet
| Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2005 3:03 PM
| To: PHYS-L@LISTS.NAU.EDU
| Subject: Re: What IS a field? (Was Re: Physics (chem.) Humor)
| So one concludes we aren't mostly empty space, nicht wahr?
| RAUBER, JOEL wrote:
| > | 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
| > Joel.Rauber@sdstate.edu
| > 605-688-4293
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