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# What do Mechanical wave's require?

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###### 2016-03-26 19:12:32

Mechanical waves require media through which they can travel.

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No. Waves that require a medium to travel in are called mechanical waves. Electromagnetic waves are not mechanical waves and do not require a 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

Mechanical waves require a medium for their propagation whereas electromagnetic waves require a medium for their propagation.

Mechanical waves require a medium for their travel.

Mechanical waves require a medium while Electromagnetic waves does not.

Waves that require a medium are called mechanical waves

Sound waves are mechanical waves and all mechanical waves require a material medium for its propagation unlike electromagnectic waves

Three types of mechanical waves are transverse, longitudinal, &amp; surface waves. Mechanical waves require a material medium to travel.

Sound waves are mechanical waves. They require a medium through which to travel.

Mechanical waves require a medium to travel, where electromagnetic waves do not.

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.

Mechanical waves are waves that require a medium in which to travel, i.e., a solid or fluid. As sound needs a medium to travel, sound is a mechanical wave.

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)

electromagnetic don't require a medium to travel through but mechanical waves do

There are basically two types of waves;mechanical and electromagnetic waves.Mechanical waves are waves that require a material medium for their peopagation e.g sound waves, water waves e.t.c.On the other hand, electromagnetic waves are waves that do not require a material medium for its propagation e.g light waves, gamma rays.As indicated from the above definitions, the main difference between mechanical waves and other waves(electromagnetic waves) is is that sound waves require a material for its propagation while the latter does not.

Because they are not mechanical waves. That is, their existence does not require any waving or wiggling material.

They are both mechanical waves, which require a medium for their transmission.

Nothing. Sound waves are mechanical waves and light waves are electromagnetic waves. The two do not affect each other. Note that electromagnetic waves do not require a medium through which to travel. Sound waves (or any other mechanical waves) require a medium for transmission. And the medium through which a mechanical wave travels will affect an electromagnetic wave.

Here are some differences between mechanical and electromagnetic waves.Mechanical waves can be either transverse or longitudinal. Electromagnetic waves are only transverse waves.Mechanical waves require a material medium to propagate. Thy can only travel in solids, liquids and gases. Electromagnetic waves do not require any medium. They can travel in vacuum also.Electromagnetic waves travel at the speed of light. Mechanical waves travel at much slower speeds.Mechanical waves propagate by the vibration of molecules of the medium. Electromagnetic waves travel by the oscillations of the electrical and magnetic vectors of a photon.

Yes, because they are mechanical waves

Yes, that's the definition of "mechanical". Electromagnetic waves do not.

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