Light’s an S-wave but can travel through solids,liquids and gases via refraction ?WTF

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If light is a transverse wave, why can I travel through solids, liquids, and gases, when it is an s-wave which should only travel through solids, but be absorbed by liquids and gases ?
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(Original post by lewis.h)
If light is a transverse wave, why can I travel through solids, liquids, and gases, when it is an s-wave which should only travel through solids, but be absorbed by liquids and gases ?
Light is indeed a transverse wave but it is NOT a mechanical transverse wave. Light is a form of electromagnetic wave. It is the mechanical transverse wave that cannot propagate through fluids.

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(Original post by Eimmanuel)
Light is indeed a transverse wave but it is NOT a mechanical transverse wave. Light is a form of electromagnetic wave. It is the mechanical transverse wave that cannot propagate through fluids.

Write your title of the thread in a respectable way. Stop using WTF!
Ahh I see. Thank you.
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