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Electro Magnetic Waves

  1. Feb 11, 2009 #1
    Are EM waves charged? Why ? Why Not ?
    Please Explain
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2009
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  3. Feb 11, 2009 #2

    jtbell

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    No, they're not.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2009 #3
    Thanks for reply. But can u explain abit Why So?............
     
  5. Feb 11, 2009 #4

    jtbell

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    Why would you think they might be charged?
     
  6. Feb 11, 2009 #5
    Light consists of EM waves. If it was charged then any object exposed to light would become charged too but that's not the case.
    EM waves consist of electric and magnetic fields so they can influence charged particles but they are not charged themselves.
     
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