Asked by vk1994 | 17th Nov, 2008, 05:56: PM

Expert Answer:

Sound waves are longitudinal waves because  the particles carrying the sound wave execute a simple harmonic motion about their mean position along the same direction  along which the wave is propagated. It travels through a medium in the form of compressions and rarefactions.

Answered by  | 17th Nov, 2008, 07:17: PM

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