The energy density of an electromagnetic wave is
A) equally divided between the magnetic and the electric fields.
B) entirely in the magnetic field.
C) 1/4 in the electric field and 3/4 in the magnetic field.
D) entirely in the electric field.
E) 1/4 in the magnetic field and 3/4 in the electric field.
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