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Transverse electromagnetic wave HTML5


Transverse Electromagnetic Wave (TEM). This animation shows a linear polarized wave. The relationship between frequency and wavelength is illustrated. (Their product remains constant: it is the speed of light!).

Click and drag the sliders to modify the frequency or the wavelength.

Learning goals

  • To see the characteristics of a transverse Electromagnetic wave.
  • To introduce the Speed of Light to Wavelength and Frequency Relationship: The speed of the electromagnetic wave (speed of light) is equal to the wavelength times the frequency.