# Is light an oscillating electric and magnetic field?

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Light does not produce "oscillating fields", but rather it is itself an "oscillating field". Light is composed by elementary particles called photons that can be interpreted as quanta (of perturbation) of the electromagnetic field.

An electromagnetic wave consists of both type of field, which are oscillating back and forth. The relationship between electric and magnetic fields is what allows the formation of electromagnetic...

Light does not produce these fields. Light is the oscillation in these fields (or, more accurately, the unified electromagnetic field).

Instead light is an oscillating electric and magnetic field. If you take an electron and put it in a static electric field (e.g. around a Van de Graaff Generator) then the electron feels a force due to the field and will move.

Light is an oscillating magnetic field alone. an oscillating electric field alone. electric and magnetic fields that oscillate parallel to each other. electric and magnetic fields that oscillate perpendicularly to each other. electric and magnetic fields that oscillate in a random direction relative to each other.

Light is electric and magnetic fields that oscillate in a random direction relative to each other. O electric and magnetic fields that oscillate perpendicularly to each other. O electric and magnetic fields that oscillate parallel to each other. O an oscillating electric field alone.

The electromagnetic field strength. It is not a mechanical oscillation in space. SBNY444 said: If it is an oscillating electric field, then is the light bulb and eye simply point charges oscillating between positive and negative at the broad frequency of white light?

Light itself is composed of an oscillating electric and magnetic field, and one very important property of electric and magnetic fields is what we call "linearity." That is, if you have two sources...

Light is an oscillating electric field alone. an oscillating electric field and a fluctuating magnetic field that are parallel to each other. an - 14191151 wolfgirl85 wolfgirl85 12/13/2019 Physics College answered

Light is a wave of both electric and magnetic fields, but when these waves strike matter, the weaker effect of the magnetic component has been nearly impossible to detect directly.

Light is an oscillating magnetic field alone. an oscillating electric field alone. electric and magnetic fields that oscillate p arallel to each other. electric and magnetic fields that oscillate perpendicularly to each other. electric and magnetic fields that oscillate in a random direction relative to each other.