Problem: At an instant of time and at a particular location in space, the electric field of an electromagnetic wave is in the -x-direction and the magnetic field is in the +y-direction. What is the direction in which the wave is traveling? A) +x B) -x C) +y D) -y E) +z F) -z

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At an instant of time and at a particular location in space, the electric field of an electromagnetic wave is in the -x-direction and the magnetic field is in the +y-direction. What is the direction in which the wave is traveling?

A) +x

B) -x

C) +y

D) -y

E) +z

F) -z

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