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No light of any spectrum doesn't require any medium to travel through. Although it was once thought by scientists that it might travel trough an invisible ether this was disproved.

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Any eletromagnetic wave. Light, visible or non visible.


False, you can see the visible light from stars that travels through the vacuum of space


Visible light and x-rays are both forms of electromagnetic radiation, and do not require a medium to travel through.


electromagnetic waves generally don't require a medium to travel. the most commonly visible example is "light" which may be either sun's light, light from a bulb or any other source. they travel as transverse waves.


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it is sound that requires a medium to travel .. light is an electromagnetic wave ..it doesn't require a medium..


Yes, but only electromagnetic waves, such as visible light or radio waves. Mechanical waves like sound require a medium to travel.


There does not have to be a medium. Light does not require a medium. Mechanical waves require a mediumAnswer 2:Not all waves require a medium for their transmission. Mechanical waves require a medium for their transmission because it is the molecules of the medium which cause the wave to propagate. However, electromagnetic waves do NOT require a medium. (for example light)


No - unless you call empty space the "medium".


Vacuum is not a medium. Considering waves, mechanical waves require a medium (such as air) to travel. Electromagnetic waves (such as visible light and radio waves) do not require a medium, and are the only waves (that we know of) that can travel through a vacuum. I have heard of a gravity wave, which may be a third type of wave. I don't know much about them. These would also travel through a vacuum.


light; all waves in the EM(electromagnetic) spectrum, including visible light, do not need a medium to travel in


Unlike sound waves, which require a medium to travel, radio waves are electromagnetic waves requiring no medium. Visible light is an electromagnetic wave and needs no medium; comprised of photon particles, they travel in a vacuum much like a baseball would, although massless.


Mechanical waves such as sound and vibration require a medium in which to travel. Electromagnetic waves such as radio and light need no transmission medium.


Mechanical waves require a medium (substance) to travel in, other waves do not. For example, sound is a mechanical wave and require a medium (air, water, etc.), light is not a mechanical wave and does not require a medium


Yes ,....... light wave can travel through the air ... the light wave does not require any medium.


electromagnetic. for example, light.


No electromagnetic wave, including visible light, requires a medium in order to propagate fromone place to another.(Notice how we're able to see the sun and the stars by means of the visible light waves thatthey emit, which travels across millions of miles of empty space in which there is no medium.)


No. Light can travel in a vacuum.That's why we can receive light from sun even though there exists a vacuum in between Earth and sun.


Waves need not require medium to travel through. Only Mechanical waves like sound waves require medium to travel through. Electromagnetic waves travel in vaccum like light waves. Some waves transmitted in a medium due to disturbances in the medium .


Electromagnetic waves do not require a medium to travel (light, radio).


No, they don't. If they did, then light couldn't pass through a vacuum. It would be very dark here, because the light from the sun, moon and stars could not reach Earth through the vacuum of space.


since light wave is electromagnetic wave and is able to travel through vacuum. eg.x-ray gamma ray radio waves etc hence due to the electromagnetic properties of visible light it does not required medium


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We know that a mechanical wave requires a medium through which to travel. The source puts the energy into the medium, and it propagates. A sound wave is a good example of this, and we can contrast it with an electromagnetic wave (like light). Light can travel through a vacuum; it doesn't require a medium for its propagation.


Light waves do not require a medium through which to travel. They will travel (propagate) perfectly well in a vacuum. Otherwise, light would not pass through the vacuum of space. It would be very dark here on earth as the light from the sun, moon and stars could not reach Earth through the vacuum of space.



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