Water Waves and Light Waves
Most recent answer: 06/04/2015
- Sandeep Sharma (age 39)
Unless the water wave is nonlinear like a tsunami, the twig will simply bounce up and down and not be transported. An electron can be moved by an incident light wave; consider the photo-electric effect as an example where an electron is ejected from an atom.
The electron will wiggle back and forth in the electric field and also be pushed a little in the direction the light wave is going by the radiation pressure from the combined electric and magnetic fields. mw
(published on 06/04/2015)