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Posted: 12/16/2005 9:55:19 AM EDT
if sound travels faster in water than air would it also be true about light?
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 9:56:35 AM EDT
No...

your welcome.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 9:56:57 AM EDT
No.

Sound does not travel at all through a vaccum, yet light does. They are two very different entities.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 9:57:04 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/16/2005 9:59:38 AM EDT
Negative.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 10:00:03 AM EDT
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 10:00:46 AM EDT
light travels slower through water then air.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 10:01:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2005 10:02:17 AM EDT 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 10:57:34 AM EDT

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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