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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.

In quantum electrodynamics the photon interacts with the electron via the electron-photon interaction.

Refereces

Discussion in the context of causal perturbation theory is in

References

Discussion in the context of causal perturbation theory is in

field (physics)

standard model of particle physics

force field gauge bosons

scalar bosons

matter field fermions (spinors, Dirac fields)

hadron (bound states of the above quarks)

minimally extended supersymmetric standard model

superpartners

bosinos:

sfermions:

Exotica

auxiliary fields

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