When a particle is associated with a field. 1) It is said that the excitation of the field produces the particle,

2) it is also said that when the field is quantized, the quanta of the field is called the particle.

How do these two statements connect to each other?

  • $\begingroup$ Can you review your appreciation of excitations as normal modes of a classical field? They are oscillators. But you know how to quantize oscillators, so... $\endgroup$ – Cosmas Zachos May 25 at 20:51
  • $\begingroup$ Duplicate. Near duplicate. $\endgroup$ – Cosmas Zachos May 25 at 20:52

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