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...a field is area that has the potential to allow bosons that mediate the force associated with that field to actually do so. The greater the potential of the field, the more the bosons do their job and the force is stronger.
I interpreted it more in terms of the 'mediate' word - implying the idea of causing the field to produce a force on something else. Hence my photon idea.
This mechanism is so ludicrous
Hi All!I have tried to find out about the nature of the particles that carries magnetic field (not EM filed), but have not managed it. Can someone of you there explain what particles carries magnetic field if it is carried by particles?Thanks for all inputs!manjit
This is slightly off-topic, but I saw a talk by Sir Peter Knight recently where he discussed some recent work on doing a rigorous quantum-mechanical calculation of single-photon diffraction from 1-slit and 2-slit setups. The punchline was that it matched up with what you get from using classical waves. The calculation was so computationally intensive to do that you'd never want to use the photon treatment for diffraction in practice, however.
Sophie, to me it is a constant source of consternation.Most things in QM can be explained, as you write, as "small helpings of Energy (the original reason for introducing the concept), constrained by a wave".But then we have 'matter' (invariant mass) and to me it is to its 'nature' definitely unlike any of those concepts:)It's not energy, even though it can be 'expressed' as it and 'transformed' into it.It have an equivalence, but is a totally different 'state' if you see how i think.And I can't reconcile it with waves only.And I would love to be able to "include 'what mass is"
Good one, but nah:)The light still only has 'momentum'The box though, if clad in a totally reflective material, will exhibit an added mass.But it sure phreaks me out:)
lightarrow, are you referring to momentum as mass?
And do you see it as being 'invariant' mass?
You wrote 'A couple of photons not traveling in the same direction has mass, because you can find a reference frame where the total momentum of the system is 0:'If you by that mean that photons 'meeting' each other will, when treated as a 'whole system', take out each others momentum as seen inside that system?
I think I will agree(Thinking of that proficiency shown in your math, it would be downright suicidal to do otherwise, right:)
I think I will agree(Thinking of that proficiency shown in your math, it would be downright suicidal to do otherwise, right:)Ahh, a small Joke there...Innocent Sir, totally innocent I insist.But yes that's true.Rather elegant in fact:)But doesn't that negate mass too then?
Yes it's very weird.Where does this 'transformation' take place?And how can it do it.
Normally when you think of 'energy' or spacetime creating particles there has to be a lot of energy involved right, if we're not talking virtual partickles.But here you just need to 'enclose' a photon, or if you like, wavepacket, oh ok, a lightquanta then, qubits? Ahhhhhh...(running away into the wilderness, while repetitively calling 'Glooria')
Lightarrow. Mass (of every kind) is just energy confined in a fixed space, nothing more than this.An interesting thought. Does the size of the fixed space matter. Suppose our universe was a fixed space that confined the energy in the universe (like the inside of a black hole) could that mean that the total electromagnetic energy in the universe reperesented a significant effective mass?
My hunch is that mass bends space.
A magnet has mass thus bends space.
I am implying a magnet of 1 kg. bends space in a certain way. These bending is different from a 1 kg of non-magnet material.
Atom itself is not a stuffed or solid 'object', it is the magnetic and electric (M&E) fields in a different form that make up the volumetric size. the electric field corresponds to the charge of the particles. while the magnetic field corresponds to the quantized energy level of the particles. Figure below illustrates the structure of an atom.
Base on my understanding, particles are made of electric and magnetic field. This can be observed from the processes of pair production, annihilation, radioactive decay, collision of particles and etc. From these processes, matter and wave are interchangable. The ingredients of wave is electric and magnetic fields, hence, the ingredients of matters/particles are also the electric and magnetic fields.