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photon

Context

Physics

physics, mathematical physics, philosophy of physics

Surveys, textbooks and lecture notes


theory (physics), model (physics)

experiment, measurement, computable physics

Fields and quanta

Contents

Idea

The photon is the gauge boson of the electromagnetic field, hence of electromagnetic radiation and of light.

field (physics)

standard model of particle physics

force field (physics) gauge bosons

scalar bosons

matter field fermions (spinors)

hadron (bound states of the above quarks)

minimally extended supersymmetric standard model

superpartner gauge field fermions

fermions:

bosons:

Exotica

Revised on May 26, 2014 02:16:42 by Urs Schreiber (217.39.7.254)