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comparing electromagnetic and mechanical waves

how are electromagnetic and mechanical waves similar well they are waves
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simone wood

on 30 July 2013

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Transcript of comparing electromagnetic and mechanical waves

mechanical waves
A mechanical wave is a disturbance that moves through a medium. The medium itself doesn't go anywhere. It's all energy with atoms and molecules.
electromagnical waves
A wave of energy having a frequency within the electromagnetic spectrum and propagated as a periodic disturbance of the electromagnetic field when an electric charge oscillates or accelerates
Facts
Electromagnetic and magnetic waves travel through soilds and liquids.
by simone wood
Mechanical waves and electromagnetic waves are two important ways that energy is transported in the world around us.
compare electromagnetic and mechanical waves
A mechanical wave is a wave that is not capable of transmitting its energy through a vacuum.
A wave comprising an electrical and a magnetic component at right angles to one another but which are in phase and have the same frequency.
http://missionscience.nasa.gov/ems/02_anatomy.html
http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/waves/u10l1c.cfm
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there are more differences the similarities between electromagnetic waves and magnetic waves
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Some waves can transfer energy without going through a medium. Visible light is one example. Other examples include microwaves made by microwave ovens, TV and radio signals, and X rays used by dentists and doctors. These waves are electromagnetic waves.
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