Why would it be futile to attempt to detect sounds from other planets, even given the very best in audio detectors?
Solution 3E Step 1 of 2 : Waves are disturbance through a medium. Waves are classified as two types; mechanical and non-mechanical waves. Mechanical waves are the waves which require material medium for wave propagation. Sound waves are the most important example for mechanical waves. They can travel through any material medium with a speed that depends on the properties of the medium.The sound waves while traveling through air medium, produces compressions and rarefactions. So the particles in the air do not vibrate in transverse mode. That is particle in the air medium are displaced parallel to wave propagation or energy transport.
Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
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