Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 25 - Think and Explain: 83

Answer

The incident radio wave contains an oscillating electric field. This field causes electrons in the conducting antenna to oscillate.

Work Step by Step

This oscillating charge/current is amplified, and is received by the radio.
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