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The 1D wave equation for light waves We’ll use cosine- and sine-wave solutions: or where: 2 2 2 2 0 E E x t με - = ( , ) cos[ ( v )] sin[ ( v )] E x t B k x t C k x t = ± + ± ( , ) cos( ) sin( ) E x t B kx t C kx t ϖ = ± + ±
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Unformatted text preview: 1 v k = = ( v) kx k t where E is the light electric field The speed of light in vacuum, usually called c, is 3 x 10 10 cm/s....
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course PHYS 2163 taught by Professor Briscoe during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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