Lecture 13: Electromagnetic Waves - Plane Wave Solutions to Maxwell's Equations - Polarization - Malus' Law

author: Walter H. G. Lewin, Center for Future Civic Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
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Comment1 Abdurrazzak Ajaja, February 20, 2009 at 9:08 p.m.:

Is there any other proof that light is an electromagnetic wave other than its speed has the same value as the inverse square root of the permittivity and permeability constants of vacuum product?

Comment2 the fifth inventor, October 8, 2009 at 3:02 p.m.:

i have made eletricity flow through the air in a flat stream of light

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