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I Em waves and magnetic field lines

  1. Nov 20, 2016 #1
    So i know that magnetic field lines are closed, in an electromagnetc wave how can be these lines closed? i cannot picture this in my head
     
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  3. Nov 20, 2016 #2

    Drakkith

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    I believe they look something like the following:

    Felder_um_Dipol.jpg
     
  4. Nov 20, 2016 #3
    Thanks @Drakkith
     
  5. Dec 12, 2016 #4
    Is an antenna in the middle?
     
  6. Dec 12, 2016 #5

    Drakkith

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    Yes there is. I believe that's the radiation pattern of a standard dipole antenna.
     
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