# Suppose a sound wave and an electromagnetic wave have the same frequency. Which has the longer wavelength? 1. the electromagnetic wave 2. th

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Suppose a sound wave and an electromagnetic wave have the same frequency. Which has the longer wavelength? 1. the electromagnetic wave 2. the sound wave

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1 year 2021-09-04T13:36:05+00:00 1 Answers 67 views 0

1. the electromagnetic wave.

Explanation:

Mathematically,

wavelength = velocity ÷ frequency

A mechanical wave is a wave that is not capable of transmitting its energy through a vacuum. Mechanical waves require a medium in order to transport their energy from one location to another. A sound wave is an example of a mechanical wave. Sound waves are incapable of traveling through a vacuum.

Electromagnetic waves of different frequency are called by different names since they have different sources and effects on matter, increasing frequency decreases wavelength.

Sound waves (which obviously travel at the speed of sound) are much slower than electromagnetic waves (which travel at the speed of light.)

Electromagnetic waves are much faster than sound waves and If the Velocity of the wave increases and the frequency is constant, the wavelength also increases.