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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When a longitudinal wave, like sound, travels through a medium, like the air around you or a glass of water, the molecules in this medium oscillate back and forth in the same direction
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.
n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) A theory that ascribes characteristics of waves to subatomic particles and attempts to interpret physical phenomena on this basis.
Mechanical waves are a local oscillation of
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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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