Waves Vibrations and Oscillations

# What waves that can travel with or without a medium are called?

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Electromagnetic waves can travel with or without a medium.

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Waves cannot travel without a medium. These waves must travel though some sort of medium in order to be heard.

Light exists as tiny "packets" called photons. These photons exhibit both the properties of waves and particles. since it acts like a particle it can travel without a medium.

there are no waves that can travel without a medium, that why waves don't exsist in space.

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.

Sound waves cannot travel without a medium. Therefore, any big explosions in space cannot be heard. Light waves can travel without a medium.

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

most kinds of waves need something to travel through. Water waves, for example, travel along the surface of the water. A wave can even travel along a rope. Gases (such as air), liquids (such as water), and solids (such as rope) , all act as mediums. Waves that require a medium through which travel are called mechanical waves.Some waves do not require a medium to travel through. Light can travel and carry energy through empty space. Waves that can travel without a medium are called electromagnetic waves. :)

Heat waves, light waves, electromagnetic waves,

Electromagnetic waves can travel through space without a medium.

Electromagnetic Waves can travel through space without any material medium.

because electromagnetic waves transmit energy without compressing the particles of the medium

Light waves do not need a medium to propagate. Sound waves cannot travel without a medium. Light waves always travel at the speed of light that is 3*108m/s.

This is perhaps due to the fact that electromagnetic waves do not require a medium to travel in. They can move through a vacuum without being diminished.

Mechanical waves need a medium to travel in

a medium. but longitudinal waves do not have to travel through a medium. This is why transverse waves cannot vibrate through space.a medium. but longitudinal waves do not have to travel through a medium. This is why transverse waves cannot vibrate through space.

No. Sound waves must travel through a medium, such as air, liquid, or a solid.

Light waves, like all electromagnetic waves, travel without a medium, so they can travel through empty space. Sound waves, on the other hand, do require a medium to travel or propagate; therefore, they can not travel through empty space.

Mechanical waves, such as sound waves travel through a medium. They cannot travel through a vacuum.

Light waves cannot travel through an opaque object.Sound waves intensity is reduced drastically when it crosses an opaque object.Sound waves cannot propagate without a medium whereas light can travel without a medium of propagation.

Waves need not require medium to travel through. Only Mechanical waves like sound waves require medium to travel through. Electromagnetic waves travel in vaccum like light waves. Some waves transmitted in a medium due to disturbances in the medium .

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