What is RF/EM?? Did you notice how modern sources (textbooks, tutorials, industry experts) treat Electrical Force and Magnetic Force quite differently than propogating RF/EM waves? Why? When I'm learning all this, for some weird reason, I always assumed that "proagatin EM waves" were just magnetic and electrical forces interracting at large distances? How about this?: Say a cell phone is talking to a basestation. Sure RF is flying through the air to dive into the basestation anntenna. BUTTTT Can't we also think of it as: The vibrating electrons in the antenna of the cell phones are causing corresponding vibrations in the electrical and magnetic forces they offer the very far electrons in the basestation. I am picturing a group of electrons in my cell phones jumping around wildly in some pattern.. and another group of electrons following in the same relative pattern far away (in basestation antenna). If you move a magnet, you can move a similar magnet that is a certain distance away. If you move a charge, you can cause relative movements in a charge a certain distance away. Why doesn't anyone consider RF propagation to be "FORCES AT A DISTANCE"? Why is the study of ELECTRICAL AND MAGNETIC FORCES so disjoint from EM THEORY? Can someone explain?