Sun March 02, 2008 By: Tanya Gupta

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

Expert Reply
Fri March 07, 2008

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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