6 Differences between transverse and longitudnal waves
Asked by masara | 21st Dec, 2009, 07:05: PM
1. Particles of the medium vibrate perpendicular to the direction of propagation of wave.
2. Ex: Spring tied at one end, allowed to move up and down.
3. As the wave is moving in one direction, it creates disturbance in a different direction.
Ex: Water waves cause disturbance in up-down direction though it travels towards one direction.
4. We can polarise a transverse wave.
5. All waves travel in one plane.
6. They have physical peaks and troughs.
1. Particles of the medium vibrate in parallel to the direction of propagation of wave.
2. Ex: Sound waves.
3. If a sound wave moves towards south, the disturbance is along noth-south ( Not east-west or up-down).
4. We cannot polarise a longitudinal wave
5.They don't have a plane.
6. They don't.
Answered by | 21st Dec, 2009, 10:26: PM
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