Define transverse wave motion. What are the essential conditions required for the formation of transverse wave motion?
Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM
In a transverse wave motion, the particles of the medium through which the wave is travelling, vibrate in a direction perpendicular to the direction of propagation of the wave.
In the figure, the wave is travelling from left to right. (i.e., horizontally), whereas the particle vibrates simple harmonically in a vertical direction.
The essential conditions required in the medium for their propagation are :
(iii) absence of frictional resistance.
Answered by | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM
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