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# Are all waves mechanical waves?

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maybe?

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No, you are forgetting about electromagnetic radiation such as a light, radio, x-rays, and so on that also have wave properties. Mechanical waves are able to travel through matter but electromagnetic waves can travel in a vacuum.

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