What is an Electromagnetic Wave? Video Lessons

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# Problem: In an electromagnetic wave the Electric and Magnetic fields are oriented such thatA.they are perpendicular to one another and perpendicular to the direction of wave propagation.B.they are perpendicular to one another and parallel to the direction of wave propagation.C.they are parallel to one another and perpendicular to the direction of wave propagation.D.they are perpendicular to one another and parallel to the direction of wave propagation.

###### FREE Expert Solution

Electromagnetic waves are simultaneous waves that consist of electric and magnetic fields in the same region.

The electric and magnetic fields oscillate mutually perpendicular to produce the electromagnetic wave.

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###### Problem Details

In an electromagnetic wave the Electric and Magnetic fields are oriented such that

 A. they are perpendicular to one another and perpendicular to the direction of wave propagation. B. they are perpendicular to one another and parallel to the direction of wave propagation. C. they are parallel to one another and perpendicular to the direction of wave propagation. D. they are perpendicular to one another and parallel to the direction of wave propagation.