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Single Idea 21730

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 2. Electrodynamics / b. Fields]

Full Idea

A 'field' is defined in terms of the magnitude of some physical property distributed over every point in time and space.

Gist of Idea

A 'field' is a property with a magnitude, distributed across all of space and time


Jim Baggott (Farewell to Reality: fairytale physics [2013], 2 'Quantum')

Book Reference

Baggott,Jim: 'Farewell to Reality: fairytale physics' [Constable 2013], p.60

A Reaction

If it involves a 'property', normal usage entails that there is some entity which possesses the property. So what's the entity? Eh? Eh? You don't know! Disappointed...