are riples in water longitudinal or transverse waves

Asked by  | 31st Jan, 2009, 07:05: AM

Expert Answer:

The ripples in the water are transverse waves. This is because the particles of the medium(water in this case) vibrate perpendicular to the direction of motion of the wave.

If a twig is dropped in a pond, where ripples have been created, it will move up and down perpendicular to the direction in which the ripples move out.

Answered by  | 31st Jan, 2009, 11:01: AM

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