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I get one could explain repulsion between particles using the "2 men on frozen lake throwing a ball between each other" analogy, but what about attraction?
+How does an exchange using force carriers result in attraction?
+How does a force carrier know the direction(as in a vector) to the particle it is interacting with after being emitted?
+My understanding is that Virtual Particles play an important role here. How?
+Photons, being the force carrier for electromagnetism, are responsible for the movement between magnets? the same particle that carries light?
P.S. I am asking out of curiosity; Quantum Mechanics is a very, very strange subject. I am sure we'll figure out how brains work before solving it. If the question is too "lowly/general/off topic" -ahem Mods ahem- for you take your ego somewhere else