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Seismic Waves

Identify at least THREE everyday examples of waves that travel through each of the following:

a. solids
b. liquids
c. gases

In what ways do different kinds of seismic waves differ from waves on water?

What other wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation are used in medicine?

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1. Solids: Seismic waves are waves that travel through the earth's crust.
2. Liquids: pressure waves in blood vessels with every periodical beat of the heart.
3. Gases: Sound waves propagates through air (though they propagate through liquids and solids as well)

Seismic waves are compression waves that travel ...