chp38_13 - PHY2061 R. D. Field Electromagnetic Plane Waves...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
PHY2061 R. D. Field Department of Physics chp38_13.doc University of Florida Electromagnetic Plane Waves (2) The plane harmonic wave solution for light with frequency f and wavelength λ and speed c = f λ is given by r r Ext E k x ty Bxt B k x tz (,) s i n ( ) $ (,) s i n ( ) =− =− 0 0 ω ω where k = 2 π / λ , ω = 2 π f , and E 0 = cB 0 . Properties of the Electromagnetic Plane Wave: Wave travels at speed c ( c = 1 00 / µε ). E and B are perpendicular ( rr EB ⋅= 0 ). The wave travels in the direction of rr EB × . At any point and time
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course PHY 2061 taught by Professor Fry during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online