MadSci Network: Physics

Re: Fundamental process of electron absorbing photon

Date: Mon Oct 11 09:59:52 1999
Posted By: John Link, MadSci Admin
Area of science: Physics
ID: 938714552.Ph

We do not yet have the level of understanding that you want to know! In the years to come maybe we will obtain that level, but not yet!!

The theory of Quantum Electrodynamics does a very very good job of DESCRIBING THE RESULTS OF THE INTERACTIONS between electrons and photons, but does not say WHY or HOW the interactions occur. The Maxwell Equations likewise describe mathematically the interactions but do not say WHY or HOW they occur.

John Link, MadSci Physicist

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