Hey guys, I was just stuck on this idea. I know that in the classical sense, light or any kind of electromagnetic radiation is a continuously changing electric and magnetic field. As e field changes it creates a changing magnetic field which creates a changing electric field and so on. However, how does light get absorbed by atoms? Take the electric field for example, if there's an electric field I get how a charged particle or an atom would react in response to that field. But why would that field simply get "absorbed" or stop behind that point. If I have an electric field (due to a charged rod that I hang somewhere let's say), then any number of charged object that I bring in that position will move in accordance with the field but the field will not really change or disappear. How come light does? Thanks in advance guys.