Physical waves

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Are physical waves, like sound waves, or water waves, real physical objects like matter?
 

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Doug Huffman
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They are a predicate of the subject matter. Sound waves are compression waves. Water waves are transverse waves. Both/each have molecules translating from their relaxed positions.
 
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They are a predicate of the subject matter. Sound waves are compression waves. Water waves are transverse waves. Both/each have molecules translating from their relaxed positions.
But im asking if the wave it self is a physical object, not the medium they travel through
 
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For example, if i completely emptied a room and took out all the atoms and molecules in there, and then played a noise in the room, would the sound wave itself be physical?
 
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Doug Huffman
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Learn predicate(subject). What do you think is "noise"?
 
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Learn predicate(subject). What do you think is "noise"?
Are you stating that physical waves are really physical or not? I'm specifically concerning the wave and not the medium which it travels through.
 

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