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# Mechanical waves need a through which to transport energy?

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Mechanical waves require a medium in order to transport energy from one location to another.

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Yes, mechanical waves need a medium. Electromagnetic wavs however, do not. Your welcome :)

A mechanical wave is a wave that is not capable of transmitting its energy through a vacuum. Mechanical waves require a medium in order to transport their energy from one location to another. A sound wave is an example of a mechanical wave.

No. Mechanical waves are utterly incapable of transfering energy through empty space.

Three examples of mechanical waves are: sound waves, water waves and stadium waves. Mechanical waves can't transfer their energy through a vacuum.

I suppose you mean whether mechanical waves carry energy? The answer is yes.

No, a radio wave is not a mechanical wave. A radio wave is a form of electromagnetic (EM) energy, and it does not require a medium through which to travel like a mechanical wave does. Radio waves can travel through the vacuum of space. Let's contrast that with a mechanical wave.A mechanical wave involves the transfer of mechanical energy into and through a medium. Sound waves (which travel through air) and water waves (which move through water) are mechanical waves. They cannot travel without a medium through which to move.

Some waves do. Both electromagnetic waves and gravity waves are able to move through empty space - and to transport energy through empty space.

mechanical waves carry mechanical energy and electromagnetic waves carry electromagnetic energy.

they transfer energy through sound water and air.

Electromagnetic waves can travel through space or a medium while mechanical waves need matter to transfer energy.Apex- They don't require a medium to travel through.

Electromagnetic waves can travel through space.Mechanical waves need matter to transfer energy.

Disturbances that transfer energy, or waves. Mechanical waves must have a medium to travel.

Energy waves can travel through a vacuum. Electromagnetic waves and gravity travel through space. Ocean waves are mechanical. That is to say that a wave that uses matter to continue it's travel using vibrations is mechanical. Those waves can't travel through a vacuum because there is no matter to utilize.

A mechanical wave is created when an energy source causes a vibration to travel through a medium.

Energy is transferred during earthquakes by mechanical waves that travel through the earth. These are known as seismic 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.

An electromagnetic wave is capable of passing through a vacuum (space). All light waves are electromagnetic waves. Mechanical waves are not able to pass through space. They require a medium to pass their energy from one place to another. An example of a mechanical wave is a sound wave.

A material medium through which the mechanical waves could travel. Air is a material medium though which sound waves, mechanical waves, can easily pass through.

A wave is any disturbance that transmits energy through matter or space. Sound is a type of energy that requires waves traveling through matter. The material or substance through which a wave may travel is called the medium. The medium for a wave can be any of the common states of matter: solid, liquid, or gas. Sound waves require a medium. The medium does not move with the energy. Sound waves travel by vibration of particles. If there are no particles, there will be no sound. Waves that require a medium are called mechanical waves. (In addition to sound waves, ocean waves and seismic waves require a medium. Therefore ocean waves and seismic waves are mechanical waves.)

Yes, a sound wave is a mechanical wave. Sound waves need a medium (like air) to travel through. The energy of the wave, the mechanical energy, is transferred into the medium through which it is propagated.

A mechanical wave is a wave the transfers energy through a medium If anyone know what a mechanical waves medium is add an answer to this question

water waves doesn't transport water it just transport energy

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