Mechanical and Electromagnetic Waves

Some waves need a medium to travel through while others do not. Mechanical waves need a medium for the wave to travel through to transport energy. Ocean waves, jump ropes, pendulums, sound, and waves in a stadium are all examples of mechanical waves.
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2 Responses to “Mechanical and Electromagnetic Waves”
  1. Aurora says:

    The idea with the example is that the device sticking out under the ship to detect the ship is completely surrounded by water. It’s a really simple example for sound wave detection.

  2. bac051201 says:

    Dear mrs. Aurora,

    Wouldn’t the sound be able to pass through the freshly released oxygen from the ship??

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