1. This computer visualization activity is designed to help upper-division undergraduate students visualize electromagentic plane waves.
  2. Students use a computer algebra worksheet to explore the electric and magnetic field vectors of a given electromagnetic plane wave by choosing the wave vector $\vec{k}$ themselves.
  3. The whole class wrap-up discussion summarizes how the electric field, magnetic field and wave vectors are related, allowing students to visualization what is planar about electromagnetic plane waves.

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