# Energy stored in fields

How to intuitively think of energy stored in a magnetic/electric field?

Kindly answer in a bit simple terms without referring to mathematics.

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Energy is a quantity; it is a number together with a unit. To talk about "quantities" is to talk "quantitatively" which is pretty much the same thing as "referring to mathematics". It's really the point of energy that it isn't a potato or bumblebee or anything with a specific shape; it "only" has the number which is what makes it important. In the international units, energy is counted in joules. You may imagine a joule is a bumblebee except that it looks like nothing of the sort. I wonder: what leads you to insist that you want to avoid mathematics? That's not a way to understand Nature. – Luboš Motl Apr 22 '13 at 10:47
@ Luboš Motl The way I wanted to ask is , I can kind of see kinetic energy ,understand it . But how is energy stored in a field , I can't understand ? – kumar gaurav Apr 22 '13 at 14:19