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comment Why aren't there compression waves in electromagnetic fields?
Very interesting! I can see myself getting an intuitive view of what's happening with this perspective. Would it be acceptable to relate it to @jartza's answer? For example: assuming an ideal space geometry, and that we have a laser pointer pointer aimed horizontally at a surface perpendicular to the beam, moving the pointer up and down would move the spot at the surface an equal amount (with some delay due to the speed of light), but the size of the spot would not change significantly (also with a delay) if the pointer is sufficiently far from the surface. Is this an acceptable analogy?
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revised Confused over complex representation of the wave
typos, punctuation
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comment Why do electromagnetic waves oscillate?
Hm, thanks, that sounds like a good lead. I'll read a bit about that. Are there any (newbie-friendly) resources you'd recomend?
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comment Why do electromagnetic waves oscillate?
I'm aware that macroscopic descriptions of many physical phenomena are merely simplified models that help us reason about the underlying mechanisms at work, but not necessarily accurate depictions of what's truly happening. I'm not trying to obtain the "true" answer, but rather a useful analogy to understand the fundamental reason for the oscillations to happen at the source. In that regard, could you clarify/expand the passage "think about fermion (electron) field configurations that themselves are of an oscillatory nature"?
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revised Why do electromagnetic waves oscillate?
oops, mentioned the wrong user by mistake
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revised How come an anti-reflective coating makes glass *more* transparent?
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accepted Why does light reflect more intensely when it hits a surface at a large angle?