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Read sections 13.2 through 13.6:
Maxwell's Equations and Electromagnetic Waves (PDF - 1.1MB)
Read through the class slides. They explain all of the concepts from the module.
Do the Concept Questions first to make sure you understand the main concepts from this module. Then, when you are ready, try the Challenge Problems.
Watch the Problem Solving Help videos for insights on how to approach and solve problems related to the concepts in this module.
An electromagnetic wave has a frequency of 4 x 1013 Hz. The wave travels in the +y direction and the magnetic field B is along the x-axis with an amplitude of 7.3 x 10-4 Tesla. What are the vector equations for E and B?
A standing electromagnetic wave has a frequency of 600 x 106 Hz. It is positioned between two conducting planes a distance of 75 centimeters apart. At what positions between the planes could a point charge be placed at rest so that it would remain at rest? What is the Poynting vector for a standing wave?
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