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1. A compression wave is when the particles in a wave are close together and not spread out.
2. A compression wave is where the pressure in the waves is higher than atmospheric pressure in that particular area where the particles come together.
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Drawing of a compression wave?

Draw a series of isobar lines, making them bunch together in onepart of the drawing. The area where they bunch is the compressionwave, now animate the drawing to make the bunching move across thedrawing. You now have what you requested.

What is a compression wave?

group of molecules that is squeezed together. or A wave propagated by means of the compression of a fluid, as a sound wave in air is. or a mechanical wave in which matter in the medium moves forward and backward along the direction the wave travels

In a compression wave paticals medium move?

Do particles in a medium move with the passing of a compression wave? Yes. They move in the direction of wave propagation briefly, then oscillate back roughly to their starting point.

How would you describe the compression of a longitudinal wave?

if you take molecules for example, when the molecules are more compacted close together that is called compression. that is also when there is sound. when the molecules are spread far apart that is called rarefaction.. if you need more help just tell me

Compression waves that can be heard?

Compression waves happen when particles within a wave are closetogether rather than spread out. Anything that has a sound is acompression wave that can be heard.

Are surface waves compression waves?

No. surface waves on the surface of water is transverse in nature. It has crests and troughs. Compression and rarefaction will be in longitudinal wave. example sound waves.

How is a sound wave a compression wave?

As a sound wave travels it compresses the air particles around it together in order for it to travel because a wave cannot travel if the matter it uses isn't connected.

A series of compressions and rarefractions forms this wave?

A longitudinal wave. In case you don't know what that means, a longitudinal wave is a wave in which the particle vibrate to and fro in a direction that is parallel to the direction in which the wave is travelling.

A sound wave is made of a series of compressions and what?

As sound is an example of a longitudinal wave, sound has a series of compressions and rarefactions. To explain a bit more, compressions are the squeezes of the wave while rarefactions are the stretches of the wave.

Are electromagnetic waves characterized by rarefactions and compressions?

No they are caused by changes in magnetic and electrical fields. When a magnetic field changes it causes an electric field that is perpendicular to it. And vice versa a changing electric field causes a perpendicular magnetic field. These changing fields propagate outwards at the speed of light and a ( Full Answer )

How do you know that electromagnetic wave are not compression wave?

If they were they would not travel through a vacuum because there would be nothing to compress. But they do travel through vacuums, so they can't be compression waves. More detail... The above does not exclude a medium that can exist in a vacuum For EM waves to be a compression wave, it mus ( Full Answer )

Does a compression wave move away from its source?

Yes. Think of a loudspeaker cone moving back and forth. When the speaker moves one direction, it compresses the air in front of it. The compression propagates away at the speed of sound. When the speaker cone moves the other direction, it generates a rarefaction, and that disturbance also moves at t ( Full Answer )

A sound wave is made of a series of compression and?

Compressions and rarefractions make up sound waves. These look like squashed up coils of a spring and then stretchedout coils. Try using a slinky on the ground to show it. Grab a friend, andhold both ends of the slinky stretched across the room, then pushat one end. You will see the compression mov ( Full Answer )

What are molecules in the compression part of a sound wave?

Sound waves that are compressed are made of (air) molecules that are more densely concentrated - that is (ie) more molecules are packed into the space of the compressed wave than there are in the (same) space of the surrounding expanded waves.

What happens if a sound wave is compressed?

it is unclear what you mean. One form of 'compression' would be the dopplar effect whereby a object producing sound is moving towards the listener. The sound heard by the listener is of a higher frequency than the sound that is produced.

How are transverse and compression waves similar and different?

transverse waves are...well.. wavy when compression waves are like a domino affect or like pushing a spring the similarities is that the both transport power from point a to point b however their movement is very different

Are rarefactions and compressions types of sound waves?

Compression, which is the "squeezing" together of molecules, and rarefaction, which is the expansion of the "squeezed" molecules back toward their original position, is the oscillatory behavior that causes sound waves. Individually, they are not types of sound waves, because for any wave you nee ( Full Answer )

Can compression waves be transmitted through a vacuum of space?

no the only waves that can go through space is the electromagnetic waves and it doesnt need sound or matter to travel.compressional waves have to come off of something and travel{like sound} it cant travel because there is nothing to travel through.the vacuum of space is just nothing and only light ( Full Answer )

Do compression waves need matter for energy transfer?

Yes, compressional waves are what sound is made of. Since there is no sound in a vacuum, it can be assumed that compressional waves only travel through matter. . You can also think of it like this: they're called compression waves because something is compressing. If there was no matter, there'd be ( Full Answer )

Are seismic waves compression waves?

There are four types of seismic waves, the P-wave, S-wave and the Love and Rayleigh waves. Of these four types, the P-wave is a longitudinal / compression wave.

Are surface waves compression waves or transverse waves?

First, it's not called compression wave but a longitudinal wave, second, neither and both because it's a mix of both. For it looks like a transvers, but moves in circles like a longitudinal wave.

What are the fastest waves that compress and expand in the ground?

The fastest waves shaking the ground like an accordeon (contraction and expansion) are the P waves. They have a global velocity of 5.5km/s in the crust while S waves moves at velocities around 3.2 km/s in the crust. Then you have surface waves (rayleigh and Love) which propagates only in the crust a ( Full Answer )

Can you compress electromagnetic waves?

Yes, it is called an electron pump. It comprises of an atom that absorbs light at a low frequency, successively elevating it outer electron(s) to an extremely high energy state then emitting the commutative energy all at once.