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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.

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Which waves travel through a medium?

Mechanical waves, such as sound waves travel through a medium. They cannot travel through a vacuum.


Do radio waves need a medium to travel through?

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What waves can travel only through a medium?

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What is the material that waves travel through?

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Electromagnetic waves can travel through a?

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Due mechanical waves need a medium to travel through?

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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.


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What type of medium is required by radio waves?

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Do light waves need a medium?

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