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whats the difference between the waves, is mechanical waves just waves that travel through a medium and is progressive waves, waves that transfer energy from a source without transferring material
do mechanical waves also not transfer material but just energy
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whats the difference between the waves, is mechanical waves just waves that travel through a medium and is progressive waves, waves that transfer energy from a source without transferring material
do mechanical waves also not transfer material but just energy
'Mechanical waves' refers to those waves which consist of actual material vibrating. (A physical medium). For example, water waves and sound waves. This is in contrast to electromagnetic waves, where there is no material medium. These waves consist of an electric and magnetic field. (This is ignoring the idea of wave-particle duality, which would confuse the answer to your particular question.)
All progressive waves transfer energy (but not material) from one place to another; both mechanical waves and electromagnetic waves.
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