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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 12/16/2005 8:55:19 AM EST
if sound travels faster in water than air would it also be true about light?
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:56:35 AM EST
No...

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Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:56:57 AM EST
No.

Sound does not travel at all through a vaccum, yet light does. They are two very different entities.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:57:04 AM EST
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Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:59:38 AM EST
Negative.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 9:00:03 AM EST
Sound is a mechanical wave sent through matter; it needs the matter to propagate. Denser matter can allow sound to propagate faster. Light, on the other hand, is impeded by matter because of electromagnetic interactions.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 9:00:46 AM EST
light travels slower through water then air.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 9:01:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/16/2005 9:02:17 AM EST by mjohn3006]

Originally Posted By fizassist:
Sound is a mechanical wave sent through matter; it needs the matter to propagate. Denser matter can allow sound to propagate faster. Light, on the other hand, is impeded by matter because of electromagnetic interactions.





I don't believe you. You have no qualifications to answer this question!

j/k sir
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 9:57:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By fizassist:
Sound is a mechanical wave sent through matter; it needs the matter to propagate. Denser matter can allow sound to propagate faster. Light, on the other hand, is impeded by matter because of electromagnetic interactions.





I don't believe you. You have no qualifications to answer this question!



I know, the question was directed at armchair physicists, and I can't get my boss to get an armchair for my office.
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