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Vocab for Oscillation Direction

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Light waves are considered transverse waves due to which of the following properties?

A

Light waves consist of oscillating electric and magnetic fields which are perpendicular to the direction of motion of the wave.

B

Light waves can travel through empty space; they do not require a medium.

C

Light waves consist of oscillating electric and magnetic fields, and the electric field is always perpendicular to the magnetic field.

D

The oscillations that make up a light wave follow a regular pattern, which can be expressed as a sinusoidal wave.