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Homework Help: Maxwells theory satisfied Faradasy desire

  1. Aug 21, 2010 #1
    Describe one way in which maxwell theory satisfied Faradays desire to find evidence that disturbances at one point in the electromagnetic field would take a finite time reach other points.

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  3. Aug 21, 2010 #2

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  4. Aug 21, 2010 #3
    Electromagnetic waves are predicted by Maxwell's equations, as disturbances of Faraday's electric and magnetic fields. The disturbances travel at the speed of light, which is finite. Thus Faraday's idea that disturbances of fields should travel at a finite speed was confirmed.
     
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