# Homework Help: Momentum density vector of a plane em wave

1. Oct 26, 2011

### aftershock

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Show that in vacuum the magnitude of the momentum density
vector of a plane electromagnetic wave is equal to the energy density
divided by the speed of light, c.

2. Relevant equations

$\vec{S}$ = $\vec{E}$x$\vec{H}$

3. The attempt at a solution

This doesn't seem too hard if you know what a momentum density vector is, so if this should be in the introductory section I apologize but it is a hw question from an upper division course.

The only thing I'm really looking for is how to find/ what is a momentum density vector. I have no idea how to go about finding it.

2. Oct 27, 2011

### dextercioby

Do you know how the 16 components of the energy-momentum tensor look like ?