Do fields exist?
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- by DonEMitchell
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“It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.” —G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)
- Do fields exist?
Candidate synonymous questions
Is there physical essence constituting the volume of the affected field area in electromagnetic principles?
- Are ocean waves tangible but not the ocean tangible?
- Is the ocean wave the ocean? Vice versa?
- Is there another particle beyond the particles of the medium of wave transport that constitutes a physical essence of the ocean wave? [A rhetorical question. Answer: No.]
Candidate synonymous counter-questions
- If a field is a tangible particle essence, then is the force created within a field a real force?
Plausible answer #1
- Submitted by DonEMitchell.
- A field is a gradient across/throughout a volume of aether-space, that maps a force vector, of amplitude and direction, for any one point location within this discontinuity of aether-space.
- The aether (pervading all space AS SPACE, i.e., no aether, no space) may have a local point-centered spherical, or elliptoidal perturbation in a region of space. Within the homogeneity of aether-space, such discontinuity within an even distribution of energy density throughout aether-space,