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    Virtual photons

    Virtual photons are the mediator of electric and magnetic fields, right?

    What are the different properties from a real photon?
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    (All the questions I have this week are part of a brainstorm that should end tomorrow morning)

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    Quote Originally Posted by philippeb8 View Post
    (All the questions I have this week are part of a brainstorm that should end tomorrow morning)
    I'm looking forward to that.
    You should try reading Virtual Particles: What Are They?

    Grant Hutchison

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    I'm looking forward to that.
    You should try reading Virtual Particles: What Are They?

    Grant Hutchison
    Yeah thanks I skimmed through it quickly but they refer to virtual photons as a "disturbance". I'll have to re-read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philippeb8 View Post
    Yeah thanks I skimmed through it quickly but they refer to virtual photons as a "disturbance".
    Well, that's exactly the point.

    Grant Hutchison

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    Quote Originally Posted by philippeb8 View Post
    (All the questions I have this week are part of a brainstorm that should end tomorrow morning)
    Well good. i was starting to wonder what you were building in your basement. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by schlaugh View Post
    Well good. i was starting to wonder what you were building in your basement. :-)
    Lol. I'm just doing a presentation tomorrow on these subjects, that's why. So I need to warm up the brain within that short time frame...

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    Quote Originally Posted by philippeb8 View Post
    Lol. I'm just doing a presentation tomorrow on these subjects, that's why. So I need to warm up the brain within that short time frame...
    For me right now the theory is perfectly clear from the quantum level to the whole universe and I know exactly what experiment to perform in my basement (or preferably in my former school's laboratory).

    I don't think I have any more questions for a while. But thanks again all, I really appreciate! Hopefully others can learn as well from those answers.

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