All waves move energy, not matter. All waves are created by vibrations. Mechanical waves are caused by vibrating matter such as vocal chords or a drum. EM waves are created by vibrating electrons in atoms that propogate through the electric and magnetic fields that exist everywhere in the universe. All waves can reflect, refract. and diffract. This is where the similarities end. Both types of waves interact with matter and experience a change in velocity but do not interact with each other. Mechanical waves require matter as a medium through which to travel, they don't travel through a vacum. EM waves travel best through a vacum and lose energy as they move into more dense matter. All waves refract when they change velocity as they move from one medium into another, like air into water. Remember, there are some similarities amongst all types of waves, EM, mechanical, surface, and siesmic, but their behaviors are quite varied and complex.
mechanical waves can be both transverse and longitudinal, but all electromagnetic waves are transverse.
They can both travel through a medium.
they both produce electricity...
Yes, but mechanical waves need matter to travel through. EM waves can travel through vacuums as well.
They are both mechanical waves, which require a medium for their transmission.
they both have wavelenghth and have energy
IF they're both mechanical waves or both electromagnetic waves, AND they'reboth moving through the same stuff, THEN they both have the same speed.
They can both travel through a medium.
Both Carry Energy, Both are Mechanical waves, Both carry Matter
It is not so much longitudinal vs. transverse - it is the type of wave. Mechanical waves, by definition, travel through matter. That includes sound waves. Mechanical waves, however, can be both longitudinal and transverse - and both require a medium.
When two waves interact via deconstructive interference, then you would hear nothing if you stood in that exact spot. If two waves interact via constructive interference, then you would hear a sound that is the sum of both waves.
Both can have many waveforms ie, sinusoidal, triangular, spike, etc. Both transmit energy. Both can form harmonics.
Sound waves and ocean waves are both mechanical waves. But sound waves are longitudinal waves and waves on the ocean are transverse waves. Links can be found below to related questions on what longitudinal and transverse waves are.
It is not a synonym, in any case. Mechanical waves can be both longitudinal and transverse. Electromagnetic waves are transverse.
Both involve mechanical waves. The P waves generated in earthquakes can actually be considered to be extremely low frequency sound waves.
both types of waves when passes through a medium the particles of the medium starts to vibrate they require a medium for their propagation energy is transferred from one place to another both r types of mechanical waves in both types of waves the particles oscillate about their mean position
Refraction occurs for any waves, where there's a change in the medium.
There is no difference. Both have the same geological definition.
Waves change direction through refraction, and through reflection.
There is a range to both of them. If you're in front of a tsunami or in an earthquake, mechanical waves are going to be your problem. If you're in outer space, the EM radiation of the sun is going to be your problem. Too much of anything will probably be harmful.
A rarefaction can be in a longitudinal and transverse wave. (Longitudinal and transverse wave are both Mechanical waves)
Yes and no. Both waves are mechanical waves and require a medium in which to travel. But sound waves are longitudinal waves or compression waves and the medium must be pushed and pulled to and fro in the direction in which the wave is travelling. Water waves are transverse waves and the medium moves in shear or up and down to transmit the energy of the wave. == ==
Both are forms of mechanical waves but moves or travels differently. Transverse travels perpendicular to it waves while longitudinal are made up of compressions and rarefactions, so no their not interchangeable.
there both wavesThey are both Seismic wavesThey can both go through solidsThey are both Seismic wavesThey can both go through solidsThey are both Seismic wavesThey can both go through solids
Non-mechanical waves(radio waves) which are sent into space are nothing but electromagnetic waves similar to light waves.Unlike sound waves or water ripples(waves) which require a medium to propagate in,electromagnetic waves are self-sustaining waves.We know that a moving charge causes a magnetic field and a moving magnetic field induces an electric field.Since an electromagnetic wave comprises of both electric waves and magnetic waves which are caused by each other,therefore they dont require a medium for propagation.