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Posted by RFL on December 5, 1998 12:53:06 UTC


"What quantum mechanics says is that energy can be viewed as a mass or a particle."

Quantum mechanics does not say that energy can be viewed as a mass or a particle. It says that electromagnetic energy/radiation is quantized, where the energy of the quantum (photon) = (h bar)*(frequency).

A single photon cannot have a rest mass, as this would preclude it from propagating at the speed of light, which would be pretty strange, since it is light.

"in the same way photons are carriers of the weak nuclear force.

Photons are not carriers of the weak force. The weak force is mediated by the W and Z bosons which are in a category similar to gluons.

As I said earlier maybe you should stick to asking questions, not answering them

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