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Sound waves are mechanical vibrations that physically move the material through which they travel.

Sound waves are not electromagnetic waves.

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Q: Are sound waves mechanical or electromagnetic waves?
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Is a sound wave a electromagnetic wave in nature?

No. Sound waves are mechanical waves.

What part of the electromagnetic spectrum do sound waves use?

Sound is a mechanical vibration and not an electromagnetic one. The electromagnetic spectrum is reserved for electromagnetic waves and will not have a place for sound on it.

Which type of wave is not electromagnetic?

Longitudinal wave is not electromagnetic. Sound wave is an example. Sound waves are mechanical waves. Mechanical waves badly need a material medium

What is non mechanical wave?

Non mechanical waves are Eletro magnetic waves. We can devide 2 waves. 1 is mechanical waves & 2 is electromagnetic waves. For example Sound is a mechanical wave & Light is an electromagnetic wave.

Are infrared waves sound waves?

No; sound is a mechanical wave, infrared is a part of the electromagnetic spectrum.

What types of waves are sound and light waves?

Sound waves are a type of mechanical waves. Light waves are a type of electromagnetic waves.

What happens when you introduce sound waves to light waves?

Nothing. Sound waves are mechanical waves and light waves are electromagnetic waves. The two do not affect each other. Note that electromagnetic waves do not require a medium through which to travel. Sound waves (or any other mechanical waves) require a medium for transmission. And the medium through which a mechanical wave travels will affect an electromagnetic wave.

What kind of waves are sound and light?

Sound is a mechanical wave.Light is an electromagnetic wave.

What three ways can differ electromagnetic waves from sound waves?

Electromagnetic waves are transverse in nature where as sound waves are longitudinal. Electromagnetic waves can pass even through vacuum but sound waves are mechanical waves that means it needs badly a material medium Sound waves can be sensed by ear where as electromagnetic waves are sensed by eyes.

What are the 2 types of wave?

Basically they are mechanical and electromagnetic Mechanical can be transverse (waves on the surface of water] or longitudinal[Sound waves] Electromagnetic is transverse by nature

What is the reason for ultrasonic waves not being in the form of electromagnetic waves?

Ultrasonic waves are high frequency sonic waves. They're sound, which is mechanical energy. Electromagnetic waves are waves of electromagnetic energy, like radio waves or light. Mechanical energy is different from electromagnetic energy, hence the reason for ultrasonic waves not taking the form of electromagnetic waves.

Are the suns waves mechanical waves or electromagnetic waves?

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