The Nature Of Waves

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  • Created on: 21-06-13 18:51

Mechanical Waves

Are vibrations whcih need to travel through a medium- like sound waves , water waves, waves on a spring and seismic waves produced by Earthquakes.

Electromagnetic Waves

Can travel through a vacuum do not need any particles to move. All electromagnetic waves travel at a speed of 300,000 m/s like visable light and gamma rays.


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