# The importance of a field?

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2. ### dipole

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The explanation seems quite clear to me. Why don't you be me specific about what you don't understand?

3. ### Dash-IQ

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"But also have an independent physical reality because they carry energy."
What is meant by this part specifically.

4. ### WannabeNewton

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It means fields themselves carry energy (and momentum and angular momentum). It's quite literal.