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# In a compression wave what particles in the medium move?

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### When a transverse wave travels through a medium which way does matter in the medium move?

When a compression wave travels through a medium, the particles of the medium move parallel to the direction of the wave. Compression waves are commonly called longitudinal waves.

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### What is the part of the longitudinal wave where the particles are close together called?

Compression is the part of a longitudinal wave where the particles of the medium are crowded together. Rarefaction is the part where the particles are spread apart.

### What is the maximum distance the particles of the medium move away from the rest positions as a wave passes through the medium?

The maximum distance the particles move away from their rest positions as a wave passes through a medium is the amplitude of the wave.

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### What is the maximum distance the particles of the medium carrying the wave move away from their rest position?

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### What is longitudinal ( compression) wave?

When the particles of a medium displaces due to compression and rarefaction in the direction of the force, it is known as longitudinal waves.

### When the particles of the medium move back forth along the direction of the wave motion the wave is a?

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### When the particles of a medium move back and forth along the direction of the wave motion the wave is a?

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