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 in( ) =−=− 0 0 ω ωwhere k = 2 π / λ, ω = 2π f, and E0 = cB 0 . Properties of the Electromagnetic Plane Wave: • Wave travels at speed c ( c=1 00 / µε). • E and B are perpendicular (rrEB ⋅= 0 ). • The wave travels in the direction of rrEB ×. • At any point and time
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