Why are sound waves called mechanical waves?

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Why are sound waves called mechanical waves?

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Avijit Das 1 year 1 Answer 615 views Gold 0

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  1.  Sound waves are called mechanical waves because they need a medium to travel through. 

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    Electromagnetic waves can travel through space(without medium), whereas sound waves cannot. 

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    Sound waves always do need a medium, the medium can be different like air, water, metal(solid), but the presence of medium is a must for sound waves thats why they are called mechanical waves.

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