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Jan2414, 12:40 AM

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What does the word field mean in quantum field theory and all “field" theories in general.




#2
Jan2414, 06:24 AM

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To me, "field" refers to any quantity that is positiondependent.
Claude. 



#3
Jan2414, 06:26 AM

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Have you read these articles?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_(physics) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_(mathematics) 



#4
Jan2414, 09:22 AM

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Understanding the word Field
Thanks guys!



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