- I can't imagine how radiowaves propagates
Hi everyone, I m not a physicist and I don't really speak english... please forgive me if I write any "rubbish". I'm quite curious, and I was wondering how do electromagnetic waves travels. I mean, from a "point" source, they propagate in every direction (I've been told) so I tend to imagine them as "compression and decompression" waves in sound... nevertheless they are always represented in a sinusoidal form. I really cannot visualize that concept. Sometimes I imagine light as tiny photons shooted from a point (the electron) in every direction, some others as little sinusoidal worms waving out from that point. Sorry if it makes no sense, I'm quite confused.