Electric and Magnetic Fields

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Electric and Magnetic Fields

Postby 904936893 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:47 pm

When professor Lavelle was talking about the oscillation of electric and magnetic fields, are both important when looking at electromagnetic radiation / light? Like what is the significance of each? I know he addressed the speed of the electric field, and it's importance in different ranges of visible light, but not really magnetic fields.

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Re: Electric and Magnetic Fields

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:44 pm

The electric and magnetic fields are nor separate entities.
Electro-magnetic radiation (light) consists of both.

As I mentioned in class it is the electric field component that interacts with charged particles such as electrons.

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