Electric Field and Magnetic Field of Light


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Wenjie Dong 2E
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Electric Field and Magnetic Field of Light

Postby Wenjie Dong 2E » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:28 pm

Can anybody explain Electric Field and Magnetic Field of Light for me?

Mia Navarro 1D
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Re: Electric Field and Magnetic Field of Light

Postby Mia Navarro 1D » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:17 pm

The magnetic field goes vertically, and the way I remember is the North and South Poles hold the most magnetic force.
The electric field goes horizontally, and this is because it must be perpendicular to the magnetic field in order to explain the shift of an electron's flight with respect to a photon's energy being shot at it.

Wenjie Dong 2E
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Re: Electric Field and Magnetic Field of Light

Postby Wenjie Dong 2E » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:49 pm

Mia Navarro 1J wrote:the shift of an electron's flight with respect to a photon's energy being shot at it.

What is this experiment? Can u explain more of it?

CalebBurns3L
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Re: Electric Field and Magnetic Field of Light

Postby CalebBurns3L » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:13 pm

Light is made up of both an electrical and a magnetic wave. The waves oscillate in a manner that is perpendicular to each other, so if the electrical field is moving forward than the magnetic field oscillates perpendicular to that direction. In chemistry we only really worry about the electrical wave though.

Mia Navarro 1D
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Re: Electric Field and Magnetic Field of Light

Postby Mia Navarro 1D » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:21 pm

Wenjie Dong 1K wrote:
Mia Navarro 1J wrote:the shift of an electron's flight with respect to a photon's energy being shot at it.

What is this experiment? Can u explain more of it?


When the magnetic force is applied to a group of electron particles with a same initial trajectory, the electrons did not continue on the same trajectory once they were outside the metal channel. Those that went up had top spin (ms=1/2), and those that went down had down spin (ms=-1/2).


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