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Q: How are longitudinal waves and transverse waves are similar to each other and different from each other?
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Is longitudinal a sound wave?

A sound wave is indeed a longitudinal wave as opposed to a transverse wave

Describe two major differences between transverse and longitudinal waves give a practical example of each?

In a transverse wave, the direction of the propagation of the wave is perpendicular tothe direction of the vibration of the source whereas in a longitudinal wave, they both are parallel to each other. A longitudinal wave requires a medium to propagate but a transverse wave requires no medium to travel. Sound is a longitudinal wave and all EM radiation are transverse waves.

How is a sound wave different from a transverse wave?

A sound wave is not a transverse wave. Instead, it is a longitudinal wave. Longitudinal waves travel through their mediums via compressions and rarefactions. For example, sound travels in this fashion by compressing the air molecules in the surrounding area. Transverse waves, on the other hand, oscillate perpendicular to the direction of energy transfer.

What is an example of transverse waves and longitudinal waves?

Sound is a longitudinal wave, as is any other mechanical wave. Light is a transversal wave, as all other Elektromagnetic waves.

Light waves are examples of transverse waves?

Yes. The other type of wave is longitudinal, which is what sound waves are.

What are two other wave properties besides amplitude and frequency?

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A wave in which particles move back and forth at right angles to the direction of travel is called what?

a wave in which matter is moved back and forth in the direction the wave is moving

What type of wave do the contractions of the snakes muscles make the snake moves forward?

A transverse wave. The snake moves up and down in a transverse way type of motion....... but it does NOT compress which means it isn't a longitudinal wave. : )Everyone get a Twitter! Fan Bella Thorne... I

What are Difference between tuberculosis and typhoid ulcer?

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What type of wave do the contractions of the snakes muscles make as the snake moves forward?

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In what kind of waves do sound ravel in?

Longitudinal waves. The other category of waves, transverse waves, can't travel in a gas. This is valid in the case of mechanical waves; because electromagnetic waves are also transverse waves, and they can travel even in a vacuum.

What are the two types of body waves and what do they mean?

The two types of body waves are longitudinal and transverse waves. In seismology longitudinal waves are known as P-waves (P = primary as they are detected by seismometers before the other seismic waves) and transverse waves are known as S-waves (S = secondary). In longitudinal waves the material oscillates or moves backwards and forwards parallel to the direction of wave motion (a bit like someone opening and closing an accordion). In transverse waves, the material oscillates normal (at 90 degrees) to the direction of wave motion.