Electromagnetic forces

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Electromagnetic force

(Science: physics) One of the fundamental forces of interaction which influences charged entities. In quantum field theory, the electromagnetic force is mediated by particles of exchange called (virtual) photons.

photons are massless and travel at the speed Of Light c. The electromagnetic force obeys an inverse square law, which makes sense because it is mediated by particles that have an infinite lifetime (special-relativistically, time stops in a frame moving at c when observed from a non-moving frame).