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sang60025-disab
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wave

Does it take a vibrating object to create a wave?
I think it does but I'm not sure.
Can the source of vibration that creates a sound wave also create a radio wave?
I think it can't because they are the different kinds of wave.
Is a wave a way to move matter from one position to another?
I don't think it is.
Please correct my question
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(To:sang60025-disab)

Here are very brief answers to your questions and the URL of a Physics web site where you can find more details:

Yes, vibration causes a cyclic disturbance that repeats itself and moves away from the source, thus causing a wave to form.

No, a sound wave is a mechanical wave that requires a medium through which to travel and transmit energy. A radio wave is an electromagnetic wave produced by the vibration of electrons within atoms on the sun that can travel through a vacuum.

No, a wave does not carry matter from one location to another. A wave is the propagation of a disturbance through a medium.

Look at The Physics Classroom, http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/Class/BBoard.html

On 8/31/2000 10:05:43 AM, bporter wrote:
>Here are very brief answers to
>your questions and the URL of
>a Physics web site where you
>can find more details:
>
>Yes, vibration causes a cyclic
>disturbance that repeats
>itself and moves away from the
>source, thus causing a wave to
>form.
>
>No, a sound wave is a
>mechanical wave that requires
>a medium through which to
>travel and transmit energy. A
>radio wave is an
>electromagnetic wave produced
>by the vibration of electrons
>within atoms on the sun that
>can travel through a vacuum.
>
>No, a wave does not carry
>matter from one location to
>another. A wave is the
>propagation of a disturbance
>through a medium.
>
>Look at The Physics Classroom,
>http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us
>/gbssci/phys/Class/BBoard.html


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