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Jan25-13, 02:51 PM
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No, this is the part you are not understanding:
Photons are not a universal substitute for classical electromagnetism. Both descriptions are valid and suitable, each in its own restricted domain. Photons are meaningful when the fields are weak and the energies high. This is NOT THE CASE in a microwave oven, where we still use electric and magnetic fields obeying Maxwell's Equations.