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## Main Question or Discussion Point

I understand that as one person here puts it "The electromagnetic interaction is mediated by the constant exchange of photons from one charged object to another.

Some electromagnetic interactions involve "real" photons or "virtual" photons instead."

But suppose I have 2 magnets and push their positive poles toward each other. I feel a force repelling them. Is that force photons then? The magnets can feel that force as the magnets repel each other from several inches away, so there are photons traveling 2 inches away? And how they repel the 2 magnets? Like what is happening between the 2 magnets? How do they travel in order to repel each other? Do they bounce and physically push the other magnet because I thought they had no mass or very small mass so they most be many of them to produce such a force? Also, if I put the other pole and now the magnets attract each other how do the photons now move? Has anyone been able to detect photons from a magnetic field? What is the photon frequency for the magnet?

Some electromagnetic interactions involve "real" photons or "virtual" photons instead."

But suppose I have 2 magnets and push their positive poles toward each other. I feel a force repelling them. Is that force photons then? The magnets can feel that force as the magnets repel each other from several inches away, so there are photons traveling 2 inches away? And how they repel the 2 magnets? Like what is happening between the 2 magnets? How do they travel in order to repel each other? Do they bounce and physically push the other magnet because I thought they had no mass or very small mass so they most be many of them to produce such a force? Also, if I put the other pole and now the magnets attract each other how do the photons now move? Has anyone been able to detect photons from a magnetic field? What is the photon frequency for the magnet?