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I am trying to gain a meager understanding of electromagnetism, and I have a few very simple questions. Let's say we have two electrons separated by some great distance (say one light year apart). One electron emits a photon that is subsequently absorbed by the other a year later. Do the two associated electrons mutually 'repel' each other at the time of their photon interaction (even ever so slightly) ? And if they do repel... does this imply that the charge of the particle initially emitting the photon is somehow encoded on the photon (as well as maybe the distance the photon has travelled)?
Re: Question on Electromagnetic Attraction and Repulsion
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