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Trough which media can mechanical & electromagnetic waves move through?

Apr 22nd, 2015

electromagnet waves require no media. They can travel even through vacuum. Mechanical waves require a medium for them to got through.

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Apr 22nd, 2015

Can you specifiy what the mediums are for Mechanical waves?

Apr 22nd, 2015

mechanical waves are waves that require a medium. This means that they have to have some sort of matter to travel through. These waves travel when molecules in the medium collide with each other passing on energy. One example of a mechanical wave is sound. Sound can travel through air, water, or solids, but it can't travel through a vacuum. It needs the medium to help it travel. Other examples include water waves, seismic waves, and waves traveling through a spring.

Electromagnetic waves are waves that can travel through a vacuum (empty space). They don't need a medium or matter. They travel through electrical and magnetic fields that are generated by charged particles. Examples of electromagnetic waves include light, microwaves, radio waves, and X-rays.

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