why does some waves move longitudinally while other move transversely?

Asked by HANNAH BASIL | 20th Jan, 2012, 07:59: PM

Expert Answer:

Its how you produce the diturbence in the medium . If you produce the disturbence in a way that the particles of the medium oscillates perpendicular to the energy propogation , the wave will be transverse and if you produce the disturbence in a way that the particles of the medium oscillates along the propagation of the energy the wave is longitudinal.

Answered by  | 21st Jan, 2012, 10:53: AM

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