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Transverse wave

  1. Jul 16, 2011 #1
    why electromagnetic wave is transverse?
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  3. Jul 16, 2011 #2
    becoz electric and magnetic field ossilate perpendicular to the direction of propagation:D
  4. Jul 16, 2011 #3


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    In free space, the electric and magnetic fields are both transverse waves. But in matter, electromagnetic waves aren't always completely transverse.
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