# transverse electromagnetic wave

## transverse electromagnetic wave

[trans¦vərs i¦lek·trō·mag′ned·ik ′wāv]
(electromagnetism)
An electromagnetic wave in which both the electric and magnetic field vectors are everywhere perpendicular to the direction of propagation. Abbreviated TEM wave.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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According to the Maxwell's equations, the electromagnetic modes of TEM (transverse electromagnetic wave), TE (transverse electric wave) and TM (transverse magnetic wave) may be excited in the coaxial cavity.
This observation is in agreement with photons which are massless ([[epsilon].sub.[parallel]] = 0), as will be shown in the next section, but still carry kinetic energy in the transverse electromagnetic wave distortions [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]).
Using of the operation div of the both part of (4) together with (1), we obtain a condition for Transverse electromagnetic wave
where K = [OMEGA][square root of [epsilon]]/c is the wave number of transverse electromagnetic wave; [??] is the unit vector in direction of wave normal; [[??].sub.0] is the vector amplitude of vector potential.
where K = [[OMEGA][square root of ([epsilon])]/c] is the wave number of transverse electromagnetic wave; [??] is the unit vector in direction of wave normal; [[??].sub.0] is the vector amplitude of vector potential.
The average Poynting vector of superposition field {[??]} in acoustic-optical medium is expressed via the average Poynting vectors of {[[??].sub.e]} and {[[??].sub.t]} corresponding to the optical and the transverse electromagnetic waves
We use these basic principles to obtain solutions that explain the interactions between a constant electromagnetic field and a thin layer of material continuum; between a constant electromagnetic field and a spherical configuration of material continuum (for a charged elementary particle); between a transverse electromagnetic wave and a material continuum; between a longitudinal aether wave (dummy wave) and a material continuum.
Let us consider that the transverse electromagnetic wave is coming from the left and encounters the layer of material continuum.
Light consists of transverse electromagnetic waves, and is but one portion of a broad spectrum of such waves.

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