Why is the electromagnetic spectrum a transverse wave?

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Apr 11, 2018

Answer:

Electromagnetic waves are transverse waves because the magnetic field is perpendicular to the electric field while the wave travels.

Explanation:

You see electromagnetic waves are made from electric and magnetic fields as the name implies. Taking one wave to be on a plane the other wave is produced in a plane perpendicular to that plane. This makes it a transverse wave.