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The electromagnetic wave contain both electric and magnetic field. Light is an electromagnetic wave wich contain magnectic field . Thus there should be deflection in compus and dammage for electric equpments ? Why this is not happening?

The electromagnetic wave contain both electric and magnetic field. Light is an electromagnetic wave wich contain magnectic field . Thus there should be deflection in compus and dammage for electric equpments ? Why this is not happening? 

Grade:11

1 Answers

Biswajit Das
askIITians Faculty 55 Points
6 years ago
Light is an electromagnetic wave and which is a transverse in nature. As the electric field (E), magnetic field (B) and the propagation vector (K) are perpendicular to each other. All these components will lie in a plane and balancing to each other. Therefore, there is no deflection in compass.

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