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Sound wave

A sound wave needs something to allow it to spread. Air, water, solids etc. This is known as a 'medium' and sound waves need a medium in order to propagate. These waves are known as 'longitudinal' waves.


This is similar to a line of traffic being hit by a fast moving truck failing to stop. The resulting wave of collisions move. through the line until t reaches the first car.

Sound waves cannot travel through a vacuum such as in space and many Hollywood movies make this mistake.

Radio Waves

These can travel through the air or the vacuum of space so they do not need a medium.

They are generally transverse waves like ripples on a pond radiating from the transmitter

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