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How to find the amplitudes and polarisation of travelling waves

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1. Homework Statement

Plane monochromatic waves are propagating in free space parallel to the x-axis
in both positive and negative directions. At the origin the fi eld strengths are
given by:
Ez = E0 cos wt Ey = 3E0 cos wt
cBz = E0 cos wt cBy = E0 cos wt
Find the amplitudes and polarisations of the forward and backward travelling
waves, and the net energy flux


3. The Attempt at a Solution

I only get the backward amplitude which is 2E0 parallel to y-axis and the net flux which is E0^2/Z0

Can anyone help to find the forward amplitude?
 
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1. Homework Statement

Plane monochromatic waves are propagating in free space parallel to the x-axis
in both positive and negative directions. At the origin the fi eld strengths are
given by:
Ez = E0 cos wt Ey = 3E0 cos wt
cBz = E0 cos wt cBy = E0 cos wt
Find the amplitudes and polarisations of the forward and backward travelling
waves, and the net energy flux


3. The Attempt at a Solution

I only get the backward amplitude which is 2E0 parallel to y-axis and the net flux which is E0^2/Z0

Can anyone help to find the forward amplitude?
$$ y=A\cos\left(\omega t+\phi\right) $$

Isn't the answer quite easy to derive now?:biggrin:
 

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