Problem: Dielectric breakdown in air occurs when the electric field is approximately 3 × 106 V/m.What would be the peak magnetic field in an electromagnetic wave with this value for its peak electric field? 

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Speed of light, electric field and magnetic field are related as

c=EB

c = 3.0 × 108 m/s

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Dielectric breakdown in air occurs when the electric field is approximately 3 × 106 V/m.

What would be the peak magnetic field in an electromagnetic wave with this value for its peak electric field? 

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