Change in the electrical field


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aaronharouni
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Change in the electrical field

Postby aaronharouni » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:41 pm

Why does a decrease in the frequency of electromagnetic radiation cause the extent of the change in the electrical field at a given point to decrease?

Rachel Yoo 1F
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Re: Change in the electrical field

Postby Rachel Yoo 1F » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:07 pm

A lower frequency means a longer wavelength. Since the wavelengths are longer, it allows less oscillations to be completed in a time frame compared to a small wavelength. "extent of the change" means the slope so since the wavelength is longer, the slope changes less.


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