# Which type of wave travels faster gamma or radio?

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### 👋 Which type of wave travels faster radio or gamma?

Both travel at the speed of light.

### 👋 Which wave travels faster gamma or radio?

• Radio waves have the lowest frequencies and longest wavelengths, while gamma waves have the highest frequencies and shortest wavelengths. All of these waves travel at the same speed in free space, which is the speed of light or about 300,000,000 m/s (metres per second). How does the speed of light compare with the speed of gamma rays?

### 👋 Which type of wave travels faster?

Electromagnetic waves, like light, radio, ultraviolet, infrared, x-ray and gamma rays all travel at the speed of light.

The same. Both are electromagnetic waves; in a vacuum, they both travel at the speed of light.

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Which wave travels faster sound or light?
• Light waves move at speeds that are nearly one million times faster than sound waves are capable of traveling. Light waves are capable of moving through empty space at speeds of around 186,000 miles (or 299,792,458 meters) per second.
Light wave travel faster than gamma wave?

No, they travel at the same speed

Which type of wave travels faster through solids then it does liquids?

they all travel at the same speed through a vacuum

Which sound travels faster?

The speed of sound is faster in solid materials and slower in liquids or gases. The velocity of a sound wave is affected by two properties of matter: the elastic properties and density.

Why do gamma rays travel faster than radio waves?
• Since a gamma ray has a shorter wavelength, and therefore a higher frequency. Wouldn't the gamma ray have a greater distance to travel than the radio wave, because the gamma rays have to travel over more crests of a wave?
Which type of wave travels faster through solids than it does through gases?

longitudinal waves

Sound travels as which type of wave?

sound waves travel as longitudinal waves, that is the movement of the wave is in the direction of travel. sound is made by vibrations, therefore sound waves create areas of stretched apart air (rarefactions) and compressed air (compressions) which are areas of low and high pressure respectively.

Which earthquake wave type travels most slowly?

Surface waves are the slowest of all seismic waves. They travel at 2.5 km (1.5 miles) per second.

Which earthquake wave type travels the slowest?

#### Which seismic wave is the fastest?

• to the direction of wave travel. P waves are the fastest kind of seismic wave. A longitudinal P wave has the ability to move through solid rock and fluid rock, like water or the semi-liquid layers of the earth. It pushes and pulls the rock it moves through in the same way sound waves push and pull the air.
Which seismic wave type travels second fastest?

S-Waves. The S in S-waves stands for secondary, because they are the second-fastest seismic waves and the second type to be detected once an earthquake has occurred.

Which seismic wave type travels the fastest?

P-waves, or primary waves, are the fastest moving type of wave and the first detected by seismographs. They are also called compressional or longitudinal waves, and push and pull the ground in the direction the wave is traveling.

Which type of seismic wave travels fastest?

L waves

Which type of wave travels the fastest?

Electromagnetic waves travel the fastest, at the speed of light in a vacuum, 3.0 x 108 m/s.

Which travel faster a radio wave or sound wave?

A radio wave travels about 874,000 times as fast as a sound wave,plus it doesn't need any material to move through, as sound does.

Which is longer a gamma ray or a radio wave?
• Gamma rays have a shorter wavelength than radio waves! Answer Infrared and ultraviolet are froms of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths just outside the visible spectrum!
Is a radio wave a gamma ray?

No. Though both are electromagnetic waves.

Which is faster a radio wave or a pressure wave?
• Typically, sound can travel faster in liquids and even faster in solids. Sound can travel through diamond at a speed of about 12 km per second 1. Sound is really a pressure wave, composed of compressions and rarefactions in the molecules that make up the medium. Radio waves are electromagnetic waves that can travel through a vacuum.
Which waves travel faster a seismic wave or radio wave?

Radio waves are part of the electromagnetic spectrum and as such travel at the speed of light (299,702 km/s in air). Seismic waves are mechanical waves and travel much more slowly (5-9 km/s).

Which type of earthquake wave travels fastest qizlet?

#### What earthquake wave is slowest?

• The slowest (and latest to arrive on seismograms) are surface waves, such as the L wave. L waves are named for the Cambridge mathematician A.E.H. Love who first described them. The surface waves are generally the largest recorded from an earthquake.
Which type of earthquake wave travels the fastest?

#### What is the speed of P and S waves?

• P waves travel at speeds between 1 and 14 km per second, while S waves travel significantly slower, between 1 and 8 km per second.
Which type of electromagnetic wave travels the fastest?
• Which electromagnetic waves travel the fastest? Photons travel in harmonic waves at the fastest speed possible in the universe: 186,282 miles per second (299,792,458 meters per second) in a vacuum, also known as the speed of light.
Which type of seismic wave travels the fastest?

P waves travel fastest and are the first to arrive from the earthquake. In S or shear waves, rock oscillates perpendicular to the direction of wave propagation. In rock, S waves generally travel about 60% the speed of P waves, and the S wave always arrives after the P wave.