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san203

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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hello. I started studying wave optics a while back and here is my first question

From what i understand, electric field is a region where charged particles feel the coulomb forces.

And light is basically time varying magnetic and electric waves being propagated in some medium or vacuum.

What i don't understand is how can something like an electric field be

How can it

Or is it something like introducing electric field at points in space with varying magnitude?

I hope i have made my question as clear as possible. Thanks.

From what i understand, electric field is a region where charged particles feel the coulomb forces.

And light is basically time varying magnetic and electric waves being propagated in some medium or vacuum.

What i don't understand is how can something like an electric field be

*in the first place?***propagated**How can it

*. Isnt it supposed to be a mathematical description of Force?***move**Or is it something like introducing electric field at points in space with varying magnitude?

I hope i have made my question as clear as possible. Thanks.