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How do physics fields work

  1. Jun 8, 2006 #1
    A charge kept in the vicinity of another charge experiences a force without any physical contact how so
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  3. Jun 8, 2006 #2


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    Simple answer: Electromagnetic force.

    Simple form of complex answer: The electromagnetic force, which is mediated by virtual photons.

    If you want a more in-depth answer I'm sure an expert on the subject could expand on the simple answer.
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