What's the difference between mechanical waves and longitudenal waves?

Asked by tanyagupta | 2nd Mar, 2008, 03:58: PM

Expert Answer:

Mechanical Waves are waves which propagate through a material medium (solid, liquid, or gas) at a wave speed which depends on the elastic and inertial properties of that medium.

There are two basic types of wave motion for mechanical waves: longitudinal waves and transverse waves.

So your should be difference between transverse and longitudinal waves.

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Answered by  | 7th Mar, 2008, 09:30: AM

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