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Your description of a wave moving out is WONDERFUL!!


Thanks Jheri!

Notice that I never really defined a field ... hopefully just enough to give a sense of what's going on. One of the problems of communication is to give just enough given the level of the other person. Of course this goes both ways!

What amazes me about Faraday's intuition is that it speaks directly to one of the three fundamental problems Newton saw with his theory of gravitation - namely action at a distance. How does a mass know about the other masses? A field neatly solves that. Newton thought the problem beyond him and just said hypothesis non fingo - I frame no hypothesis. Sometimes that's all you can do.,

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