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## Main Question or Discussion Point

What comprises the electrostatic field? Electromagnetic radiation is made of photons, but what about the electrostatic field? Two static charges exert forces on one another, through their E-fields, presumably through photon exchanges. I am having trouble forming an idea of what an electrostatic field is, particular with respect to photons. One question I keep asking myself is "what are the frequencies" of the photons in the exchange between static charges. Hopefully I'm just being dumb and overlooking the simple explanation. I've always thought of QED as the 'quantum theory of light,' but the 'D' in QED makes me think it doesn't deal with this situation. I know very little about QED, btw.

This question is a mixture of classical and quantum which maybe where some misunderstandings are coming from. I had to pick one of the forums, so I picked classical. I guess I'm asking about the quantum nature of a field which I usually think of classically.

This question is a mixture of classical and quantum which maybe where some misunderstandings are coming from. I had to pick one of the forums, so I picked classical. I guess I'm asking about the quantum nature of a field which I usually think of classically.