Is polarization a property of all electromagnetic waves, or is it unique to visible light?...

Jaxon Hamilton

Jaxon Hamilton

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2022-07-21

Is polarization a property of all electromagnetic waves, or is it unique to visible light? Can sound waves be polarized? What fundamental distinction in wave properties Is involved? Explain.

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kuglatid4

kuglatid4

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2022-07-22Added 12 answers

Polarizing the waves is converting it into one direction as it propagates in two directions. The electromagnetic waves are transverse waves which means it vibrate in z and y directions and don't need a medium to propagate. So, the light and all electromagnetic waves could be polarized.
For the sound wave it couldn't be polarized because it isa longitudinal wave and need a medium to propagate which means it vibrate in dot direction. So, the polarizing process couldn't be applied to the sound wave.
Result:
The light and all electromagnetic waves could be polarized while sound wave doesn't.

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