how can we say that sound wave is a longitudinal wave?

Asked by Joshua Shabu | 17th Jan, 2014, 07:12: AM

Expert Answer:

  • Sound propagates in a medium as a series of compressions and rarefaction.
  • A longitudinal wave is a wave when the individual particles vibrate parallel to the direction of propagation of wave.
  • Sound waves also propagate in the same manner, and hence they are longitudinal waves.

 

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  • A longitudinal wave is composed of alternate compressions and rarefactions.

 

 

 

Answered by Komal Parmar | 17th Jan, 2014, 11:20: AM

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