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What are the features of electromagnetic waves?

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  1. The name electromagnetic says it all. You have an electric and magnetic field. The magnetic and electric fields of an electromagnetic wave are perpendicular to each other and to the direction of the wave. Characteristics include: amplitude, wavelength, velocity and frequency.

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