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# What is an example of transverse waves and longitudinal waves?

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Sound is a longitudinal wave, as is any other mechanical wave.

Light is a transversal wave, as all other Elektromagnetic waves.

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## Related Questions

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.

Sound waves can be longitudinal or transverse. But sound waves in a gas (and usually in liquids) are longitudinal.

Sound Waves are an example of a Longitudinal Wave and Light Waves are an of Transverse Waves.

EM waves are both Transverse and Longitudinal.

Transverse. Radio waves are electromagnetic waves, which are transverse.

P-waves are longitudinal and S-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)

No. Radio waves are a type of electromagnetic waves; electroctromagnetic waves are transverse 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.

No, infrared is a type of electromagnetic waves, and those are transverse waves.

No, light waves are not longitudinal waves. Light is an example of a transverse wave, like a wave moving across the surface of water. Sound or seismic waves are examples of longitudinal waves.

no only, longitudinal waves have compressions and rarefactions. Transverse have crest and troughs.

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