The importance of a field?

  1. jcsd
  2. The explanation seems quite clear to me. Why don't you be me specific about what you don't understand?
     
  3. "But also have an independent physical reality because they carry energy."
    What is meant by this part specifically.
     
  4. WannabeNewton

    WannabeNewton 5,767
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    It means fields themselves carry energy (and momentum and angular momentum). It's quite literal.
     
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