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# What kind of waves that need a liquid?

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Mechanical waves require a medium, as opposed to electromagnetic waves which can travel through a vacuum.

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I don't think any waves are produced BY a liquid; waves can be produced IN a liquid, by some energy acting on the liquid.

Those waves which required medium for propagation are called mechanical waves. e.g sound waves,they need medium i.e solid liquid or gas ,to propagate. They cant travel through vacuum. hope u understand that!!

Electromagnetic waves don't need anything to travel. This kind of waves does not need a medium to move through, therefore they can even travel through outer space.

Some seismic waves (S waves) does not move through liquid, therefore when these waves stop they have reached liquid.

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Sound waves, they need a medium to vibrate.A2. Earthquake waves and other mechanical waves also need a medium for their transmission.Ghv. Tsunamis are a type of mechanical wave, which is the kind of wave you're looking for.

All of the S-waves are converted into P-waves at the boundary of the Liquid outer core

Sound waves need a medium to travel through - the medium may be solid, liquid, or gaseous. Electromagnetic waves (including light) can also travel through empty space.

Because S waves are transverse waves and they can't travel through a liquid. This means that Zone C cannot be a liquid. By .:SCs~Blood+:.

What kind of electromagnetic waves does the sun have?

Shear waves cannot be transmitted through a liquid (or gas).

it is longitudinal waves. for a+ users.

sound waves, water waves, shockwaves need mediums. Electromagnetic waves do not need a medium

Mechanical waves are waves that need medium to propagate so they don`t travel through vacuum but through solid , liquid or gas.

Seismic waves can be separated into basically two different types; S-waves and P-waves. P-waves are able to travel through liquid and solid, but S-waves can not travel through a liquid, they can only travel through a solid. When scientist "shoot" P and S-waves at the outer core, they detect the P-waves coming out the other side, but not the S-waves.

Wrong.Earthquake S-waves are just one example of transverse waves that do need a medium to travel through. Specifically they need a solid medium and cannot not travel through either liquid or gaseous mediums.Perhaps you are confusing transverse waves in general with electromagnetic waves (which happen to be transverse) but do not need a medium because they are a propagating electric field - magnetic field each creating the other in a cycle.

There are two types of waves. There are S waves (sheer waves) and P waves (compressional waves). The S waves won't travel through the outer core because it's a liquid, but the P waves will go through it and continue going through the inner core as well.