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What wave does NOT require a medium?


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Answered 2009-04-23 09:21:57

Electromagnetic waves do not require a medium to travel. Mechanical waces like sound or ocean waves require a medium to propogate (travel).

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Wave that does not require a medium?

All waves require a medium.


Which type of wave require a medium?

Mechanical waves require a medium


What is a wave that requires a medium wave?

Waves that require a medium through which to travel are called mechanical waves. They require a medium (gas, solid, and liquid).


What waves require a medium and what waves do not?

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


What does a wave require in order to travel?

generally electromagnetic wave does not require any medium while sound waves require a medium (air) for propagation


The one type of wave that does not require a medium?

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What type of wave does not require a medium to transmit energy?

Electromagnetic waves do not require a medium to transmit energy.


Do electromagnetic waves require a wave?

No, electromagnetic waves do not require a medium.


What kind of wave can travel without a medium?

Electromagnetic radiation does not require a medium.



Why does there have to be a medium for waves to travel through?

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)


What wave can travel through space without a medium?

Electromagnetic waves do not require a medium.


Which kind of wave requires a medium for propagation?

A Sound wave, water wave, earth quake wave. Electromagnetic waves (radio, light, etc.) do not require a medium for propagation.


What type of wave needs a medium?

A mechanical wave requires a medium to pass through. There are transverse waves which do require a medium for their transmission. For example, water waves.


What waves require a medium though which to travel?

We know that mechanical waves require a medium through which to travel. An example of a mechanical wave is a sound (acoustic) wave. The wave transfers its energy into the medium so that it can propagate through it. In contrast, electromagnetic waves don't require a medium through which to travel. They move perfectly well through the vacuum of space.


Name one kind of wave that does not require a medium?

Electromagnetic waves do not require a medium to propagate. They can travel through empty space.


What does the formation of a standing wave require?

A standing wave requires a relative motion of the medium at the same velocity of the wave


What waves require a medium to travel in?

Every kind of wave except an electromagnetic or gravitational wave.


Does a mechanical wave require a medium in order to transport energy from one location to another?

A mechanical wave is a wave that is not capable of transmitting its energy through a vacuum. Mechanical waves require a medium in order to transport their energy from one location to another. A sound wave is an example of a mechanical wave.




Why mechanical wave require a medium to transfer energy?

Because "mechanical" wave means that something is moving.


What are waves that require a medium to travel through?

Medium is of two type One is material medium and other one is non-material Material medium are air medium, water medium etc Non-material medium is vacuum or free space If material medium is essential for the propagation of the wave then that wave is named as mechanical wave. Example: sound waves If such a material medium is not a must then the wave is said to be Electro magentic wave. Example: Light waves.


How are electromagnetic waves diffferent from mechanical waves?

electromagnetic waves are wave that do not require a material medium for their propagation while mechanical wave requires a material medium for example light wave is an electromagnetic wave it does not require any material medium(depends on air or water)for their propagation i.e even in the absence of air light will still travel... sound wave is a mechanical wave because sound do not travel in a vacuum....


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