EM waves

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Can an electromagnetic wave be deflected by electric or magnetic field.
 

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Can an electromagnetic wave be deflected by electric or magnetic field.
Welcome to the PF.

What is the context of your question? Have you seen something in a science book or journal that suggests that this can happen? Under what conditions?
 
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Interaction between two independent waves can only occur if the common environment they are propagating through is non-linear. Non-linearity means that the characteristics of the material are modified by the presence of other waves. Non-linearity is common in crystals, but free space is linear.
 
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This is a question from HC Verma
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This is a question from HC Verma
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Why is Dr. Verma asking you this question?
 

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