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What Is Perpendicular about an Electromagnetic Wave?

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Electromagnetic waves are transverse waves. For a transverse mechanical wave, the axis of particle motion is perpendicular to the axis of wave motion. Which of the following properties are perpendicular to the axis of wave motion for an electromagnetic wave? Select TWO answers.

A

Photon motion.

B

Magnetic field.

C

Gravitational field.

D

Electric field.