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The magnetic field in an electromagnetic wave has a peak value given by 51 \; \mu T. a) What is...

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The magnetic field in an electromagnetic wave has a peak value given by {eq}51 \; \mu T {/eq}.

a) What is the peak intensity of this wave?

b) What is the average intensity of this wave?

Energy Carried By Electromagnetic Wave:

An electromagnetic wave can travel in a vacuum as well as in any medium. The wave consists of an oscillating electric field as well as a magnetic field, both of which are sources of energy of the electromagnetic wave.

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Given Data

For an electromagnetic wave, following details are given:

  • peak value of magnetic field, {eq}\rm B_0\ = 51\ \mu T{/eq}

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