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Understanding the word Field

  1. Jan 24, 2014 #1
    What does the word field mean in quantum field theory and all “field" theories in general.
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  3. Jan 24, 2014 #2

    Claude Bile

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    To me, "field" refers to any quantity that is position-dependent.

  4. Jan 24, 2014 #3


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    Have you read these articles?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_(physics [Broken])
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_(mathematics [Broken])
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  5. Jan 24, 2014 #4
    Thanks guys!
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