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is proving using Maxwell equations that the electric field satisfies a wave equation of the form [itex]\nabla^2 E=\mu_0 \epsilon_0 \frac{\partial^2 E}{\partial t^2}[/itex] sufficient to show that the wave has velocity v?

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is proving using Maxwell equations that the electric field satisfies a wave equation of the form [itex]\nabla^2 E=\mu_0 \epsilon_0 \frac{\partial^2 E}{\partial t^2}[/itex] sufficient to show that the wave has velocity v?

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I would say so.

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Yes, that would show that electromagnetic waves have speed 1/√(µε).

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