Hello, Recently I have learned that magnetism causes the Lorentz force. The electric force makes sense to me in terms of virtual photons. But how do virtual photons give rise to magnetism and the Lorentz force. Is it because when the charged particle moves through an magnetic field it comes into contact with the virtual photons differently. It just seems strange the Lorentz force is perpendicular to the velocity and magnetic field to me. I know virtual photons are math constructs, and the electric and magnetic force are the same, but can somemone explain the Lorentz force in terms of virtual force carriers.