Explain how an electromagnetic wave can travel through space that contains no matter.
An electromagnetic wave is made of vibrating electric and magnetic fields that continually induce each other; matter is not needed for this to occur.
No; No; they have to move to produce a wave.
Why can Electromagnetic waves travel through empty space?
Electromagnetic waves are waves that can travel through matter or through empty space. However, when light travels in matter, it interacts with the atoms and molecules in the material and slows down. As a result, light travels fastest in empty space, and travels slowest in solids.
Can Electromagnetic waves travel through space?
Electromagnetic waves differ from mechanical waves in that they do not require a medium to propagate. This means that electromagnetic waves can travel not only through air and solid materials, but also through the vacuum of space.
What kind of wave is able to travel through both matter and empty space?
What happens to an electromagnetic wave as it passes from space to matter?
An electromagnetic wave is a transverse wave that can travel across space as well as through matter. When it travels through space, it doesn’t lose energy to a medium as a mechanical wave does. When electromagnetic waves strike matter, they may be reflected, refracted, or diffracted.