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which type of wave transverse or longitudinal require medium to travel?
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which type of wave transverse or longitudinal require medium to travel?
Potentially a trick question, I can think of examples of both longitudinal and transverse waves that need a medium, e.g. sound (longitudinal compression wave) and waves on a string (transverse mechanical).
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which type of wave transverse or longitudinal require medium to travel?
Longitudinal. Transverse can be found in a vacuum, think of EM waves through space.
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Potentially a trick question, I can think of examples of both longitudinal and transverse waves that need a medium, e.g. sound (longitudinal compression wave) and waves on a string (transverse mechanical).
Unless there are examples of when a longitudinal waves travelling without a medium, then this is ok. The question is asking which waves NEED a medium.
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Unless there are examples of when a longitudinal waves travelling without a medium, then this is ok. The question is asking which waves NEED a medium.
EM waves such as light can travel in vaccum ......
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EM waves such as light can travel in vaccum ......
Yes, which is a transverse wave. Well done
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