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Do radio waves need a medium to travel through?

radio waves do not need a medium to travel through.


Does waves need a medium to travel through?

Some waves called mechanical waves e.g sound need a medium to travel through while electromagnetic waves need no medium to travel through e.g light


Do light waves need a medium?

No, they are Electromagnetic waves and can travel through a vacuum. They do not need a medium.


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Do sound waves need a medium to travel?

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Due mechanical waves need a medium to travel through?

Yes, mechanical waves do need a medium in order to travel. Other waves, such as light, do not (thus they can travel through space).


Why do waves travel through mediums?

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All waves need a medium to travel?

No, only surface and mechanical waves need a medium, compressional waves can travel through space. (Such as light from the Sun).I think light (EM) waves are the only ones that can travel through a vacuum. Sound waves require a medium.


Do mechanical waves need medium to travel?

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Do ocean waves need a medium to travel through?

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Do radio waves need medium to travel?

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When a wave travel through a medium?

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Do all waves need a medium in order to travel?

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All waves need a medium in order to travel?

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What kind of energy does not need a medium to travel?

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Do seismic waves need a medium to travel through?

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Does an electromagnetic wave need a medium to travel in?

Electromagnetic waves do not need a medium in which to travel. They move "best" through a perfect vacuum.


What type of wave does need medium to travel?

any wave of energy except for electromagnetic waves need a medium to travel through.


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What are the similarities between transverse waves and compression waves?

they both need medium to travel. :)


Do transverse waves need medium to travel?

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