What are examples of mechanical waves?


A mechanical wave is a wave that requires a medium for the transfer of energy to occur. Water and sound waves are an example of mechanical waves. As the mechanical wave travels through a medium, it looses energy to the medium and the molecules of the medium vibrate generating heat.
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Mechanical waves require a medium for propagation and are governed by Newton's three laws (as opposed to EM and matter waves) Examples include sound and ocean waves.
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Mechanical Waves are those requiring a medium for them to travel. Three types of these waves are the longitudinal waves, transverse waves and surface waves. For these waves to travel, an initial energy input is required.
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