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# Wave that needs a medium to travel through?

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All sound waves, be that ultrasound or audible sound. Likewise water waves...

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the wave which does not travel through a medium is called electromagnetic wave.

Any wave needs a medium to travel through. A mechanical wave needs matter. In the case of electromagnetic waves, no matter is required; empty space is the medium in this case.

A mechanical wave such as a sound wave requires a medium to travel through.

A sound wave would be a good example of a wave needing a medium to travel.

"Medium" refers to anything the wave needs, in order to propagate (travel).

when a wave travel through medium then sound is produced

Sound can travel through any medium. If you remove the medium you would end up with a vacuum. It is in vacuums that sound cannot travel as it needs a medium to travel (it travels as a compression wave or shear wave). Space is almost a perfect vacuum so sound is unable to travel through space.

A mechanical wave (like a sound wave) requires a medium for propagation because the medium must carry the energy of the wave. With a mechanical wave, the source puts the energy into the medium, and the medium transports it. In contrast, and electromagnetic wave (like light) can travel in a vacuum; it needs no medium to support its propagation. To keep it simple there has to be energy that's all

Because it needs a medium in order to travel

An electromagnetic wave (this includes light) does not require a physical medium - it can travel through empty space.An electromagnetic wave (this includes light) does not require a physical medium - it can travel through empty space.An electromagnetic wave (this includes light) does not require a physical medium - it can travel through empty space.An electromagnetic wave (this includes light) does not require a physical medium - it can travel through empty space.

A Mechanical Wave is a wave that requires a medium through which to travel.

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

Sound can travel through any medium. If you remove the medium you would end up with a vacuum. It is in vacuums that sound cannot travel as it needs a medium to travel (it travels as a compression wave or shear wave).Space is almost a perfect vacuum so sound is unable to travel through space.Source:What_is_it_that_cannot_sound_travel_through

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)

No. The wave travels through the medium but the medium does not travel with the wave. Rocks or bone can be the medium for sound but the rock does not move with the sound

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.

yes, a mechanical wave needs a medium to move through and a electromagnetic wave doesn't need a medium

any wave of energy except for electromagnetic waves need a medium to travel through.

A wave, by definition, is an oscillation propagating through a medium. So in order for a wave to move it needs a medium (ie. air, water, earth, etc.) and energy. In the case of light (ie. photons), which is a form of wave that can travel through a vacuum, the medium is the electromagnetic field.

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

Usually when you place a medium glass next to the ocean, the wave does not break through the glass initially. However, give it time, and it will travel through.

False the wave goes through the medium only. And does not carry it.

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