6 Differences between transverse and longitudnal waves

Asked by masara | 21st Dec, 2009, 07:05: PM

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1/Longitudinal waves - the vibrations are parallel to the direction of propogation of the wave, while they are perpendicular in trasnverse waves.

2/The same phase points, maximum and minimum displacement, are called compressions and rarefactions in longitudinal waves, whereas they are called crests and troughs in transverse waves.

3/In longitudinal waves areas of high and low pressure are present, while they are absent in transverse waves.

4/Example of longitudinal waves is sound wave, whereas water waves, waves on string, are examples of trasverse waves.

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Answered by  | 21st Dec, 2009, 10:24: PM

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