WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRANSVERSE WAVE AND LONGITUDANAL WAVE?

Asked by raunaqmessiesengupta | 6th Jun, 2014, 07:27: PM

Expert Answer:

Longitudinal waves:
1.The vibration of the particle in the medium is parallel to the direction of propagation of the wave.
2.The wave propagates in the form of compressions and rarefractions.
3.Requires a material medium for its propagation.
4.example: Sound waves
Transverse waves:
1.The wave propagates in a direction perpendicular to the direction of vibration of the particle.
2.The wave propagates in the form of crests and troughs.
3.It can travel through vacuum and a material medium.
example: Light waves

Answered by Jyothi Nair | 7th Jun, 2014, 10:51: AM

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