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written by Carl Rod Nave
This Wikipedia page contains a labeled diagram of an electromagnetic wave showing how the electric and magnetic vectors change as the wave moves through space. Text introduces the physics of the wave. Just above the diagram is a map of related concepts, shown as a network.

This page is part of the HyperPhysics Collection, which contains many short, illustrated pages on various areas of physics and astronomy.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electromagnetic Radiation
- Informal Education
- High School
- Reference Material
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2001 C.A. Nave
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Keywords: Radiation, electromagnetism
Record Creator: Metadata instance created March 25, 2012 by Ed Lee
Record Updated: Aug 09, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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November 3, 2011
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C. Nave, Hyperphysics: Electromagnetic Waves (2001), <>.
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Nave, C. (2011, November 3). Hyperphysics: Electromagnetic Waves. Retrieved December 9, 2023, from
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Nave, Carl Rod. Hyperphysics: Electromagnetic Waves. November 3, 2011. (accessed 9 December 2023).
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Nave, Carl Rod. Hyperphysics: Electromagnetic Waves. 2001. 3 Nov. 2011. 9 Dec. 2023 <>.
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