The maximum displacent of partcles by a wave is the amplitude.
The simplest form of a traveling electromagnetic wave is a plane wave. For a wave traveling in the x direction whose electric field is in the y direction, the electric and magnetic fields are given by the picture shown above. This wave is linearly polarized in the y direction.
1. In these formulas, it is useful to understand which variables are parameters that specify the nature of the wave. The variables Eo and Bo are the __________ of the electric and magnetic fields.
2. The variable ω is called the __________ of the wave.
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