Difference between Longitudinal waves and Transverse waves
In longitudinal waves the particle vibrates along the direction of propagation of wave whereas in transverse wave the particles vibrate perpendicular along the direction of propagation of wave.
In longitudinal wave there is a pressure variation in the medium whereas in transverse waves there is no pressure variation in the medium.
In longitudinal waves the waves move in the medium by compression and rarefaction whereas in transverse waves the waves move by forming crests and troughs.
Longitudinal waves require a material medium for its propagation whereas Transverse waves travel without a medium.
Longitudinal waves don't with a high speed as their speed is 330 m/s in air whereas Transverse wave travel with a very high speed of 3 * 10^8 m/s.
Similarities between longitudinal wave and transverse wave
1) They travel in a medium with constant speed which is different in different media.
2) They obey the laws of reflection and refraction.
A longitudinal wave is a "side-on" waveform. A transverse Wave is a "end-on" waveform.
mechanical waves can be both transverse and longitudinal, but all electromagnetic waves are transverse.
No, electromagnetic waves are not longitudinal waves. They are transverse waves.
EM waves are both Transverse and Longitudinal.
The peak of a longitudinal surface wave is of a higher pressure than the trough. This pressure gradient in the direction of travel exhibits characteristics of both longitudinal and transverse waves.
They are two different types of waves. The few similarities are that they are both waves and they have the same direction of propagation.
Transverse. Radio waves are electromagnetic waves, which are transverse.
P-waves are longitudinal and S-waves are transverse waves.
Longitudinal: Sound Transverse: Light
Ultraviolet waves are transverse.
s waves are transverse
transverse waves are mechanical!
heat waves are transverse
Sonic waves are transverse
I could say longitudinal
Radio waves are transverse waves.
Light waves are transverse.Sound waves may be transverse or longitudinal. Sound in gases can only be longitudinal.
Both transverse and longitudinal waves show interference and diffraction effects.
Particles in transverse waves vibrate perpendicular to the direction of the wave and those in longitudinal waves vibrate parallel to the direction of the wave. Light waves are transverse waves while sound waves are longitudinal. In general waves are quaternion and contain a real /longitudinal wave and a vector/transverse wave.
A rarefaction can be in a longitudinal and transverse wave. (Longitudinal and transverse wave are both Mechanical waves)
They can be either longitudinal or transverse. In gases, such as air, and in liquids, only longitudinal waves are possible. In solids, there can be both longitudinal and transverse waves.
There are different kinds of waves... sound, ocean, surface, longitudinal, and transverse.