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How would you calculate the amplitude of an electromagnetic wave?

  1. Jan 1, 2012 #1
    Would it just be the energy of the wave (i.e. E = hf)?
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  3. Jan 1, 2012 #2


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    Actually no, the energy is proportional to amplitude squared.
  4. Jan 1, 2012 #3
    oh, can you give me a link to an exact equation? id appreciate it
  5. Jan 1, 2012 #4


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