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SuperSaiyan3

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What is a mechanical wave? Just like sound waves or water waves or BOTH?

Do they only transport energy and not mass?
 

matth87

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Mechanical waves can be transverse or longitudinal.

Waves only transport energy, there is no net transport of the medium in which they propagate.
 

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I second the post above. The mechanical part is that wave propagation requires physical disturbance of the medium. For sound in air, the air molecules undergo compressions and rarefactions..
 
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