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Light traveling at light speed

  1. Mar 31, 2010 #1
    Since I've only heard of light traveling at light speed, then I'd assume that the force carriers that are not photons probably do have mass. I was wondering how these other field interactions propagate...do they displace themselves at a certain speed?
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2010
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  3. Apr 1, 2010 #2
    Re: Fields

    which fields are you talking about , gravity for example propagates at the speed of light , and the strong nuclear force is mediated by gluons or pi mesons i cant remember.
  4. Apr 1, 2010 #3
    Re: Fields

    How do each of the force carriers propagate (I'm not too knowledgeable of the subject)? Since photons are the force carriers for the EM force, how are they propagating in a static (non-accelerating) electric field? How do the strong and weak nuclear forces propagate?
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2010
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