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Particles and Fields

  1. Jan 1, 2006 #1
    I was wondering according to QM do charged particles creat fields, do fields create charged particles, or are they considered one in the same (not cause-effect)?
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  3. Jan 1, 2006 #2
    I think this is not a QM question, but rather a question of classic EM theory. Envolving QM into it does not make any difference. But as the two always appear together, and we can not create a single charged particle from vacuum and watch it creating fields, although I take fields as a effect of charged particles, I have no good reason to give you.

    But in QFT, things changes a little. The basic thing is interaction photon and electron fields, so a electron created by a electron field interchanges photon, as an interaction, with other charged particles.

    I hope this is in some sense of help. Happy new year:)
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