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Is light is a electromagnetic wave ?

  1. Feb 27, 2015 #1
    Electromagentic waves travels at the speed of light that is 3.0 × 10^8. Is the light itself is electromagnetic wave because if the light is a transverse wave which is the electromagnetic wave is transverse too does that makes the light as an electromagnetic wave ?
     
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  3. Feb 27, 2015 #2

    jedishrfu

    Staff: Mentor

  4. Feb 27, 2015 #3
    thanks ! does electromagnetic waves caries elctrons as well ?
     
  5. Feb 27, 2015 #4

    jedishrfu

    Staff: Mentor

    Electromagnetic waves carry no electrons. They are sometimes represented as photons traveling in space.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_radiation

    The electromagnetic wave may be produced by an oscillating electron but the electron doesn't travel with the wave it creates.
     
  6. Feb 27, 2015 #5
    Thanks
     
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