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Homework Help: Electromagnetic question

  1. Sep 17, 2005 #1
    Dear friends,

    I'd like to know if there exists an electromagnetic wave that magnetic field is not perpendicular to electric field.

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  3. Sep 17, 2005 #2


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    If you have a "regular" EM wave, with E perp B,
    then add a uniform constant E-field in the region,
    the resulting E is no longer perpendicular to B.

    Or are you looking for a "less trivial" situation?
  4. Sep 18, 2005 #3
    Hello lightgrav:

    I'm looking for this posibility, if there's probably or simply teoretical possible that one electro-magnetic wave could have his components not orthogonal. If not, if there's any type of wave that could be this way.

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