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Sound (compression) waves.

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Mechanical waves require a medium.


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


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


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.


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


With out a medium sound could not travel and we will not hear any sound then


Longitudinal waves require a medium to propogate . Example are sound waves


A mechanical wave requires a medium to transfer the energy it carries, unlike EMR waves. There are several types of mechanical waves, most of them being found in an earthquake. Mechanical waves are all longitudinal waves.


(1) Electromagnetic waves, (2) gravitational waves.


Mechanical waves, including sound waves.


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.


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



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.


A wave is any disturbance that transmits energy through matter or space. Sound is a type of energy that requires waves traveling through matter. The material or substance through which a wave may travel is called the medium. The medium for a wave can be any of the common states of matter: solid, liquid, or gas. Sound waves require a medium. The medium does not move with the energy. Sound waves travel by vibration of particles. If there are no particles, there will be no sound. Waves that require a medium are called mechanical waves. (In addition to sound waves, ocean waves and seismic waves require a medium. Therefore ocean waves and seismic waves are mechanical waves.)


Sound is a longitudinal wave and a light wave is a transverse wave. Sound requires a medium to travel through but light can propagate without any medium.


Electromagnetic waves, kind of like radio waves or microwaves.


since sound needs a medium for its propagation , it requires air particles to travel along with its waves.


longitudinal waves definitely requires a medium(air,water,solid) in order to transmit it does not travel through vaccum


No. It travels as electromagnetic waves. Compression requires a medium that is compressed (and rarefied) but light travels through vacuum.


The "medium" is whatever a wave requires, to be able to travel - so, the wave travels through a medium. In the case of electromagnetic waves, this medium is space itself, since it has certain electrical and magnetic properties.


Transverse Waves Like Light wave, Electromagnetic waves etc


The matter that waves use to transfer energy is called the medium. The medium actually carries the energy of the wave. Sound is a good example of mechanical energy, and it requires a medium to travel. The energy created at the source is transferred into the medium, and the medium carries it forward in transmission (propagation).


Their speeds and nature. Light waves travel at the speed of 3*10^8 m/s. It is very unlikely for water waves to travel at such high speeds. Light waves are electromagnetic radiation requiring no medium for their transmission whereas water waves, being mechanical, requires a medium.



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