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# How can waves be classified based on direction of movement of the individual particles?

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### Convergent boundaries are classified according to the?

Compass direction of movement of the plates.

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### Is propagation of sound waves is SHM?

No. Only the movement of the individual particles is SHM.

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### What are convergent boundaries classified by?

The Convergent Boundaries are classifid according to the compass direction of movement of the plates.

### How do particles move when a surface wave passes through a medium?

Movement in a transverse wave is perpendicular to the source. Therefore, individual particles move up &amp; down.

### How are sound waves and electromagnetic waves different from one another?

Electromagnetic waves are transverse waves I.E the direction of movement of each particle in the medium is perpendicular to the direction of the transfer of energy, similar to a water wave. Sound waves are transverse and so the direction of the movement of the particles in the medium is the same direction as the movement of the energy.

### How do the particles of energy in a longitudinal wave move?

In a longitudinal wave, the particles do not move with the wave. The particle movement is parallel to the direction of the wave propagation. This means that the particles move left and right which in turn makes the other particles start to oscillate. This creates a wave. longitudinal pressure waves are also known as sound waves.

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### Do particles of air in a sound wave move up and down?

no, they move horizontally along the direction of the sound wave movement.

### Does condensation gain movement of particles?

the movement of particles increases

### What is the wave motion in which particles vibrate back and forth in the same direction as the wave travels called?

Longitudinal wave. (as opposed to Transverse waves, where the vibrations are perpendicular to the direction of movement.)