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I wonder if someone could explain the concept of virtual photons (and virtual particles in general)? Have I understood it right that they are just a mathematical construction and are not in any way "real"?

I have a lack of knowledge in particle theory, but am familiar with basic quantum mechanics, so hopefully I will be able to understand an explanation at a rather high level...

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# Virtual photons

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