# Finding the Direction of Polarization of an Electromagnetic Wave

• 1.

An electromagnetic wave propagates in the Z-direction. The magnetic field and the electric field oscillate along the X-axis and the Y-axis respectively. Determine the direction of polarization of the electromagnetic wave.

• The direction of polarization will be in the Z-axis.

• Cannot be determined.

• The direction of polarization will be in the X-axis.

• The direction of polarization will be in the Y-axis.

• 2.

The magnetic field of an electromagnetic wave is in the Z-direction at a certain instant while the electromagnetic wave propagates in the X-direction. Specify the direction of polarization of the EM wave.

• The EM wave will be polarized in the X-direction.

• The EM wave will be polarized in the Z-direction.

• The EM wave will be polarized in the Y-direction.

• The EM wave will not be polarized.

• 3.

An electromagnetic wave is propagating in the Y-direction with its magnetic field and electric field oscillating along the Z-axis and the X-axis respectively. What will be the direction of polarization of the electromagnetic wave?

• The electromagnetic wave is polarized in the X-direction.

• The electromagnetic wave is polarized in the Z-direction.

• The electromagnetic wave is polarized in the Y-direction.

• The electromagnetic wave travels without getting polarized.

• 4.

Determine the direction of polarization of an electromagnetic wave if it propagates along the Z-axis the magnetic field oscillates along the Y-axis.

• The wave will be polarized along the Y-axis.

• Predicting the direction of polarization is not possible.

• The wave will be polarized along the X-axis.

• The wave will be polarized along the Z-axis.

• 5.

An electromagnetic wave is propagating in the Y-direction with its electric and magnetic field in the X and Z direction respectively. The direction in which the wave will be polarized will be equal to which of the following?

• In the X-direction.

• In the Z-direction.

• In the Y-direction.

• At some angle to Y-direction.

• 6.

In which direction will an electromagnetic wave be polarized if it propagates along the X-axis, while its electric and magnetic field propagates along the Y and Z axes, respectively.

• The electromagnetic wave propagates in the X-direction.

• The electromagnetic wave propagates at an angle to the Z-direction.

• The electromagnetic wave propagates in the Y-direction.

• The electromagnetic wave propagates in the Z-direction.

• 7.

An electromagnetic wave propagates through space in the Y-direction. If the electric field oscillates in the Z-direction, determine in which direction the electromagnetic wave will be polarized.

• The wave will be polarized in the Y-direction.

• The wave will be polarized in the Z-direction.

• No polarization of the wave will occur.

• The wave will be polarized in the X-direction.

• 8.

Find the direction of polarization of the electromagnetic wave if its propagation direction is on the Y-axis and the magnetic field oscillates along the Z-axis.

• The direction of polarization will be on the Y-axis.

• The direction of polarization will be on the Z-axis.

• The direction of polarization will be on the X-axis.

• The wave will not be polarized.

• 9.

The electric field and the magnetic field of an electromagnetic wave oscillate along the Z and Y direction respectively. What will be the polarized direction of the electromagnetic wave if it propagates along the X direction?

• The electromagnetic wave is polarized in the Z-direction.

• Predicting the polarized direction is not possible.

• The electromagnetic wave is polarized in the X-direction.

• The electromagnetic wave is polarized in the Y-direction.

• 10.

When an electromagnetic wave propagates along the X-direction, its magnetic and electric field oscillates in the Z and Y direction, respectively. What will be the direction of the polarized electromagnetic wave?

• Along a direction that cannot be predicted.

• Along the Y-axis.

• Along the X-axis.

• Along the Z-axis.

• 11.

The electric field of an electromagnetic wave oscillates in the Z-direction at a certain instant while the electromagnetic wave propagates in the X-direction. Specify the direction of polarization of the EM wave.

• It is polarized in the X-direction.

• It is polarized in the Y-direction.

• The wave will not be polarized.

• It is polarized in the Z-direction.

• 12.

A device generates an EM wave that propagates in the Y-direction. What will be the direction of polarization of the electromagnetic wave if its magnetic field oscillates in the X-direction?

• It will be polarized along the Y-direction.

• The wave will be polarized but the direction cannot be determined.

• It will be polarized along the Z-direction.

• It will be polarized along the X-direction.

• 13.

During a certain test, it has been observed that an electromagnetic wave propagates in the Z-direction while its electric field oscillates in the Y-direction. What should be the polarized direction of the electromagnetic wave?

• The wave cannot be polarized.

• The wave should be polarized in the X-direction.

• The wave should be polarized in the Y-direction.

• The wave should be polarized in the Y-direction.

• 14.

The electric field of an electromagnetic wave oscillates in the X-direction, and the wave propagates in the Z-direction. In which direction the electromagnetic wave will be polarized?

• In the Y-direction.

• In the X-direction.

• In the direction of the propagation of the wave.

• In the Z-direction.

• 15.

An electromagnetic wave from a mobile tower propagates in the Z-direction while the magnetic field oscillates in the Y-direction. Specify the direction in which the wave will be polarized.

• It will be polarized along the direction of the propagation of the wave (Z-direction).

• It will be polarized along the direction of the electric field (X-direction).

• It will be polarized along the direction of the magnetic field (Y-direction).

• It will be polarized along the Z-axis.

• 16.

Find the direction of the polarized electromagnetic wave if it propagates along the Z-axis and its electric field oscillates along the Y-axis.

• The wave will be polarized along the X-axis.

• The wave will be polarized along the Z-axis.

• The wave will be polarized along the Y-axis.

• No polarization of the wave will occur.

• 17.

If the electric field of an electromagnetic wave oscillates along the Y-direction, in what direction will the wave be polarized?

Note: the wave propagates in the Z-direction.

• The polarization direction cannot be specified.

• It is polarized in the Z-direction.

• It is polarized in the X-direction.

• It is polarized in the Y-direction.

• 18.

An electromagnetic wave is propagating in the Y-direction with its magnetic field in the X-direction and its electric field in the Z-direction. What direction is the polarization of this wave?

• The polarization of this wave takes place in the Z-direction.

• The polarization of this wave takes place in the X-direction.

• This wave will not be polarized.

• The polarization of this wave takes place in the Y-direction.

• 19.

The magnetic field of an electromagnetic wave oscillates in the X-direction, and the wave propagates in the Z-direction. In which direction the electromagnetic wave will be polarized?

• In the X-direction.

• In the Y-direction.

• Cannot be determined.

• In the Z-direction.

• 20.

An EM wave generator produces an electromagnetic wave that propagates in the Y-direction. Determine the polarized wave direction if the magnetic field oscillates in the X-direction.

• The direction of the polarized wave will be in the X-direction.

• The direction of the polarized wave will be in the Z-direction.

• The direction of the polarized wave will be in the Y-direction.

• The EM wave cannot be polarized.

• 21.

The magnetic and the electric field oscillate along the X-axis and the Y-axis respectively. Determine the direction of polarization of the electromagnetic wave if the wave propagates in the Z-axis.

• It propagates in the Z-axis.

• It propagates in the X-axis.

• It propagates in the Y-axis.

• It has no polarized direction.

• 22.

If the magnetic field of an electromagnetic wave oscillates in the X-direction at a certain instant while the electromagnetic wave propagates in the Y-direction, in which direction the EM wave will be polarized?

• It will be polarized in the Z-direction.

• It will be polarized along the direction of the magnetic field.

• It will be polarized in the X-direction.

• It will be polarized in the Y-direction.

• 23.

An electromagnetic wave is propagating in the Z-direction with its magnetic field and electric field oscillating along the X-axis and the Y-axis respectively. Find the direction of polarization of the electromagnetic wave?

• The EM wave will not be polarized.

• The EM wave is polarized in the X-direction.

• The EM wave is polarized in the Z-direction.

• The EM wave is polarized in the Y-direction.

• 24.

Specify the direction of polarization of an electromagnetic wave if it propagates along the Z-axis the magnetic field oscillates along the Y-axis.

• Direction cannot be specified.

• Along the X-axis.

• Along the Z-axis.

• Along the Y-axis.

• 25.

An electromagnetic wave is propagating in the X-direction with its magnetic and electric fields in the Z and Y directions, respectively. The direction in which the wave will be polarized will be equal to which of the following?

• The wave will be polarized in the X-direction.

• The wave will be polarized in the Y-direction.

• None of the given directions are true.

• The wave will be polarized in the Z-direction.

• 26.

In which direction will an electromagnetic wave be polarized if it propagates along the X-axis, while its electric and magnetic field propagate along the Z and Y-axes, respectively.

• In an unspecified direction.

• In Z-direction.

• In Y-direction.

• In X-direction.

• 27.

Predict the polarized direction of an EM wave if it propagates through space in the Y-direction and its electric field oscillates in the Z-direction.

• The wave will be polarized along the direction of the electric field (Z-direction).

• The wave will be polarized along the direction of the magnetic field (X-direction).

• The wave will be polarized along the direction of the propagation of the wave (Y-direction).

• The wave will not be polarized.

• 28.

Specify the direction of polarization of the electromagnetic wave if its propagation direction is on the Y-axis and the magnetic field oscillates along the Z-axis.

• The wave is polarized along the Z-axis.

• The wave propagates along the Z-axis.

• The wave is polarized along the X-axis.

• The wave propagates along the X-axis.

• 29.

In a certain EM wave, the electric and the magnetic field oscillate along the X and Z directions, respectively. What will be the polarized direction of the electromagnetic wave if it propagates along the Y-direction?

• It is polarized along the Z-direction.

• It is polarized along the oscillation of the magnetic field.

• It is polarized along the X-direction.

• It is polarized along the direction of propagation of the wave.

• 30.

When an electromagnetic wave propagates along the Y-direction, its magnetic and electric field oscillates in the Z and X directions, respectively. What will be the direction of the polarized EM wave?