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Why are sound waves not considered a mechanical wave?

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Sound waves are mechanical waves. They require a medium through which to travel.

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No. Sound waves are mechanical waves.


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Sound waves are mechanical waves because they require a medium for their propagation .They are also called longitudinal mechanics because they vibrate in the direction of propagation of wave and and produces compression and vibrations like that of longitudinal waves


Mechanical waves are destined to have a material medium so as to get propagated through. Sound waves are mechanical waves where as light wave is not so. It is electromagnetic in nature


Sound is a longitudinal wave, as is any other mechanical wave. Light is a transversal wave, as all other Elektromagnetic waves.



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