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Electromagnetic wave complex wave function

  1. May 19, 2014 #1
    I am not quite sure how do i verify the complex wave function of EM wave

    [itex]\vec{E}[/itex](x,y,z,t)= [itex]\vec{E}[/itex]0ei(kz-[itex]\omega[/itex]t+[itex]\delta)[/itex]

    is a function of the wave equation

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  3. May 19, 2014 #2


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    Have you tried simply plugging it in and seeing if the two sides are equal?
  4. May 19, 2014 #3
    oops my brain must have stopped working.... Thanks a lot anyway :)
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