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No. Waves that require a medium to travel in are called mechanical waves. Electromagnetic waves are not mechanical waves and do not require a medium.

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Do electromagnetic waves require a wave?

No, electromagnetic waves do not require a medium.

What distinguishes electromagnetic waves from mechanical waves?

Mechanical waves require a medium for their propagation whereas electromagnetic waves require a medium for their propagation.

Waves that do not require a medium are?

Electromagnetic waves do not require medium for propagation.

Do all waves need a medium?

No...electromagnetic waves require no medium

What type of waves requires no medium?

Electromagnetic waves.

Why do electromagnetic waves not require a medium for travel?

because electromagnetic waves transmit energy without compressing the particles of the medium

What describes a difference between electromagnetic and mechanical waves?

mechanical waves need a medium to travel through, electromagnetic waves do not. Electromagnetic waves can travel through space, mechanical waves can not.:PElectromagnetic waves do not require a medium, but mechanical waves do.

What are some waves that do not require a medium?

Electromagnetic waves, gravity waves.

Similarities between mechanical waves and electromagnetic waves?

The only similarity is that the mechanical waves need medium to propagate and the electromagnetic waves can propagate through medium and space.

What waves that can travel with or without a medium are called?

Electromagnetic waves can travel with or without a medium.

What is the medium of light?

No medium is required by electromagnetic waves to traverse.

Can electromagnetic waves travel without a medium?

They do not need a medium.

How are mechanical and electromagnetic waves different?

mechanical waves need a medium to travel through and electromagnetic waves don't

What medium is needed for electromagnetic waves?

None is.

What do electromagnetic waves not need?

A fluid or medium.

What are waves that do not require a medium called?


How is electromagnetic radiation produced?

Electromagnetic waves vibrate through a medium.

Which type of wave can travel without a medium?

Heat waves, light waves, electromagnetic waves,

What is one major difference between electromagnetic waves and mechanical waves?

Mechanical waves require a medium to travel, where electromagnetic waves do not.

Do light waves need a medium?

No, they are Electromagnetic waves and can travel through a vacuum. They do not need a medium.

Energy that does not require a medium and is transferred by electromagnetic waves is called electromagnetic what?

It is electromagnetic radiation

Do electromagnetic waves require a medium?

No, electromagnetic waves don't require a medium, because they have properties of both waves and particles, that's why they can travel through the vacuum of space.

Why radiation waves does not need any medium?

they do. As you might be aware of, light( radiation wave) is made of electromagnetic wave and its medium is electromagnetic field. So basically the medium of radiation waves is electromagnetic field.

How does electromagnetic waves different from other waves?

they can travel without a medium.

What medium can electromagnetic waves travel through that sound waves can not?

the answer is vacuum.