Science
Physics

# Can light wave travel through air?

###### Wiki User

Yes ,....... light wave can travel through the air ...

the light wave does not require any medium.

๐
0
๐คจ
0
๐ฎ
0
๐
0

## Related Questions

A transverse wave of light can travel through air or gas.

"Wave length" is a measurement that describes a characteristic of a wave.If the wave is a mechanical one, like sound for example, it must have some kindof material to travel through. Air is a good one.If the wave is an electromagnetic one, like light or radio for example, it can travelthrough air, but it doesn't need anything to travel through.

light waves are the only wave that require no medium to travel through. (hence the reason that light from the sun can reach earth, despite the lack of atmosphere). but they can travel through most things...say, air.

Light travels through the air. Light is a big mystery because it seems to be both a wave and a particle. Light will just travel through anything that doesn't block it.

Yes, light is much faster. Light travels through the air at about 186,000 miles in 1 second, and sound travels through the air at about 1 mile every 5 seconds.

yes. if light didn't travel through air, then you wouldn't be able to see anything!

sound waves are vibrations that travel though air. Light is a spectrum of colours this means that light can go through a vacuum but sound cant Wazzupp Niggaaaa!!!!!

no sound is a wave that must travel through a medium (air, for example). electromagnetic waves (light, for example) does not need a medium to travel through.

We are in air, and we can hear each other. Thus, sound can travel in air.Yes. A sound wave can travel through air (gases), liquids, and solids.

Wave is form of kinetic energy transfer through medium in propagation - oscillation manner. Water wave is the continue motion of water and sound wave is through air. The electron motion in A/C is the motion of free electron transfer through the next electron to the use point. Exception of wave that doesn't require medium is light wave, however, if it consider space as ether then the light wave also travel through the ether as medium.

It paseses through this thing called air. Sound wave can only travel in air and in current wires

Any electromagnetic wave that can propagate through water at all will do so at a lower speed than when it's in air.

Mechanical waves require a medium to travel through. Examples of mechanical waves are sound waves, water waves, a vibrating string. (See related link).Electromagnetic waves (such as light, radio waves, X-rays, microwaves) do not need a medium to travel through, so these are not mechanical waves.Certain phenomena in quantum mechanics exhibit wavelike behavior, and also does not require any medium to travel.An example of a wave that is not a mechanical wave is a light wave. A mechanical wave is a wave that needs a medium to travel through. Light can travel in space, where there is no medium (no air)

Mechanical waves travel through a medium. Sound is a mechanical wave that can travel through the mediums of air, water, rocks, etc.

Yes. Light is an example of an electromagnetic wave, and air is an example of matter. When you see something, the light from that object is being reflected from a source off it, or perhaps the object itself emits light (candle, light bulb, sun). It travels through the air to your eye. Another example is FM radio.. that travels through air as well. Light travels through water as well.

Sound Waves and Light Waves are different. The following are the differences I am aware of:Velocity: Light Waves travel through air and empty space at a speed of approximately 186,000 miles per second or 300,000 kilometers per second. Sound waves travel through air at the speed of approximately 1,100 feet per second or 330 meters per second.Wave Type: Sound Waves are longitudinal in nature whereas Light waves are transverse in nature.Light Waves can travel through vacuum whereas Sound cannot.Hope this helps.

Refraction happens when a wave (such as light) enters a medium of different density, since the energy in the wave has to travel through a different amount of matter. Water would be more dense than air, so the wave will travel with less energy and bend closer to the normal.

Light travels fastest through space which has no air. Space is a vacuum which is the fastest way for light to travel.

A mechanical wave can travel through a medium with mass and elasticity. Examples are air and water (sound waves), earth (earthquakes).

Light travels as an electromagnetic wave radiation, along with other radiation like radio and TV waves, microwaves, UV, and so on. All these are basically the same but have different frequencies. Air does not absorb light much, it is almost transparent to light unless it contains dust etc, so there is no reason why it should not travel through air. But don't confuse it with sound, sound is a compression wave in the air and is quite different to light in the way it travels.

A sound wave can travel through air, water or any other liquid or solid matter. The distance the wave can travel is dependent on the medium the sound wave has to go through. Temperature and atmospheric pressure can also have an effect

Because the light waves travel through its molecules. Alternative answer: Light waves have a dual nature; one electromagnetic and another a photonic wave. These waves travel through air, hitting all kinds of objects. Some of these objects are transparent (glass), which allow the light waves to pass only in the form of photonic wave. After the light wave pass through the object (glass), it obtains back its dual nature.

###### PhysicsScienceSpeed of LightAstronomyHomeschoolingWaves Vibrations and OscillationsWave PowerEnergy

Copyright ยฉ 2021 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.