p34_094 - 94(a The wave is traveling in the −y...

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Unformatted text preview: 94. (a) The wave is traveling in the −y direction (see §17-5 for the significance of the relative sign between the spatial and temporal arguments of the wave function). (b) Figure 34-5 may help in visualizing this. The direction of propagation (along the y axis) is perpendicular to B (presumably along the x axis, since the problem gives Bx and no other component) and both are perpendicular to E (which determines the axis of polarization). Thus, the wave is z -polarized. (c) Since the magnetic field amplitude is Bm = 4.00 µT, then (by Eq. 34-5) Em = 1199 V/m. Dividing √ by 2 yields Erms = 848 V/m. Then, Eq. 34-26 gives I= 1 2 E 2 = 1.91 × 103 W/m . cµ0 rms (d) Since kc = ω (equivalent to c = f λ), we have k= 2.00 × 1015 = 6.67 × 106 m−1 . c Summarizing the information gathered so far, we have (with SI units understood) Ez = 1199 sin 6.67 × 106 y + 2.00 × 1015 t . (e) and (f) Since λ = 2π/k = 942 nm, we see that this is infrared light. ...
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