EM Wave Problem 9.8.4

Description

The above animation represents a traveling electromagnetic wave in the z-direction. The electric and magnetic field are represented with the magnetic field not drawn to scale.  

Question

  Which wave is the electric field and which one is the magnetic field? Start.

Answer

Answer: The red wave is the electric field and the blue wave is the magnetic field.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 22-3, Giancoli-SE: 27-1.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Larry Martin and modified by Mario Belloni.

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