If some one could please explain what a field is in as much detail as possible please. don't be shy I love a challenge. My understanding is that a field is a precise area surrounding its source. depending on the field you get different effects. For example with the higgs field, the higgs boson is the particle responsible for the field and the field gives other particles mass. this field also permeates the universe, is that because of many of these particles scattered everywhere throughout the universe or because the field they emit is very large. now i know that the photon is the EM force carrier, but i don't understand how an electrical field works, because to my understanding electricity makes use of electrons. can someone explain this please.