Does sound travel towards or away from the source?

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Does sound travel towards or away from the source? Does light travel towards or away from the source?
 
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In principle,they travel away from the source (we call them Sommerfeld radiation conditions),but if waves meeet a reflective surface,they can come back to the source.If u put a mirror near an electric bolt...??? :wink:

Daniel.
 

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