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What exactly is a quantum field

  1. Mar 11, 2013 #1
    I can't find an answer to this anywhere, not even in the QFT texts themselves.
     
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  3. Mar 11, 2013 #2

    kith

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    I asked a similar question here. Maybe this helps.
     
  4. Mar 11, 2013 #3

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  5. Mar 13, 2013 #4
    "Physicists use fields to describe the things that don't just have a particular position, but exist at every point in space. For example, you can think about the temperature in a room as a field- it may be different near an open window than near a hot stove, and you could imagine measuring the temperature at every single point in the room."

    -String Theory for Dummies by Andrew Jones
     
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