Re: Need help comprehending EM

Tesla List wrote:
> >From EDHARRIS-at-MPS.OHIO-STATE.EDUWed Jul 17 22:13:00 1996
> Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 14:09:53 -0400 (EDT)
> To: tesla-at-pupman.COM
> Subject: Re: Need help comprehending EM
> I posted on this earlier but got no replys. I will try once more
> before considering the group as an exhausted source of light on
> this one subject.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------> Hi Bob,
>         Any 'picture' you try to form for EM wave will most likely
> be incomplete. It's very difficult form mental models of electromagnetic
> phenomema - anyone who tells you otherwise probably doesn't know
> what they're talking about. Even Richard Feynman said that he never felt
> satisfied with his own mental models...If you have some math background,
> I would suggest that you actually try to look at the Feynamn Lectures V1,2.
> You don't have to understand Maxwell's Equations to get the general idea
> of EM wave propegation.
> -Ed Harris
> Addend:
> Not even this group could possibly exhaust the intricacies of
> electromagnetism.
> ps nice pun


An excellent and thoughtful post.  It shows a great wisdom on your part. 
 I posted a similar item in reply.  The more we truly learn, the more we 
realize we don't know at all!  It is the concept of "absolute knowledge" 
that must be disgarded before real learning may proceed.

Richard Hull, TCBOR