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Re: Do humans know *why* like poles of magnets repel?

Date: Wed Sep 17 11:26:10 2003
Posted By: Dr. Fred Jeffers, Staff, Magnetic Recording Research, Iomega corp.
Area of science: Physics
ID: 1063710549.Ph

     Yes there is a complete theory of electromagnetic forces.  It is 
called "Quantum Electrodynamics".  You can find a wealth of material on it 
by searching the Web in GOOGLE.  Both electrostatic and magnetic forces 
arise by exchange of photons.  It sounds unlikely but the theory is the 
most accurate theory ever devised and explains the results of experiments 
to many decimal places.

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