What must be present for the propagation of a mechanical wave?

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What must be present for the propagation of a mechanical wave?
 

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Hootenanny
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What must be present for the propagation of a mechanical wave?
 
I have no idea... Movement?
 
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I have no idea... Movement?
Hmm, not really what I had in mind. Can you give some examples of a mechanical wave?

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sound, earthquake, water waves.... it is vibration?
Hmm, not really what I had in mind. Can you give some examples of a mechanical wave?

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I also read about a medium.
That's the answer :smile: Mechanical waves require a medium through which to be transmitted, whereas non-mechanical waves require no medium.
 

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