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Electromagnetic waves transport energy.

Electromagnetic waves transport energy. This problem shows you which parts of the energy are stored in the electric and magnetic fields, respectively, and also makes a useful connection between the energy density of a plane electromagnetic wave and the Poynting vector.

In this problem, we explore the properties of a plane electromagnetic wave traveling at the speed of light c along the x axis through vacuum. Its electric and magnetic field vectors are as follows:

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