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Single Idea 20462

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / A. Physics / 1. Matter / k. Fields]

Full Idea

Since the energy of the electromagnetic field can take on only certain values, the field behaves like a set of packets of energy.

Gist of Idea

Because it is quantised, a field behaves like a set of packets of energy

Source

Carlo Rovelli (Reality is Not What it Seems [2014], 04)

Book Reference

Rovelli,Carlo: 'Reality is Not What it Seems', ed/tr. Carnell/Segre [Penguin 2016], p.107

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