Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 29 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 16

Answer

The directions match.

Work Step by Step

When an electron vibrates back and forth, it emits a plane-polarized electromagnetic wave. The direction of polarization matches the direction along which the electron is vibrating. This is discussed on page 555, and shown in Figure 29.29.
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