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What is meant by the term 'longtitudinal wave'?
A longitudinal wave is a wave in which the particles of the wave vibrate/oscillate in the same direction as the direction of propagation of the wave. They are formed by alternate compressions and rarefactions in the wave medium. There is an increase in pressure at the compressions and a decrease in pressure at the rarefactions. Hence, they are also called pressure. A sound wave is an example of a longitudinal wave. (check the related link for an illustration) ...
Condensation in longitudinal wave corresponds to what part of a transverse wave?
Condensation is the increase in density in a longitudinal wave, thus it signifies a high pressure area, which is higher energy, which is equated to the crest of a transverse wave. ...
Is rarefaction in a longitudinal or transverse wave?
A rarefaction can be in a longitudinal and transverse wave. (Longitudinal and transverse wave are both Mechanical waves) ...
Which way do particles move in a longitudinal wave?
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. ...
What is a longitudinal wave and what is nessasery for a wave?
A longitudinal wave is a wave of which the disturbance direction is the same direction of the direction of the wave. Waves done in a spring and sound waves are an example. A longitudinal wave: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ...
Why is a longitudinal mechanical wave a sound wave?
a longitudinal wave is a vibration like sound therfore a longditudinal wave is a sound. The pressure Vibrations of frequency between 16 - 20000 hertz, which propagates in medium we perceive as a sound. But longitudinal mechanical wave is not necessarily sound - for example wave along the spring, or density waves forming spiral structure of galaxies! ...
How are some surface waves similar to longitudinal and transverse waves?
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. ...
Which parts of the transverse wave are analogous to the parts of a longitudinal wave?
Well the wavelength is the distance between succesive crests, or troughs on a transverse wave is the distance between consecutive compressions or rarefactions of a longitudinal wave. the frequency can is the time between consecutive crest on a transverse wave and the time between consecutive rarefactions or compressions on a longitudinal wave. the amplitude on a transverse wave is the distance between a crest and the zero value of the wave, not till the trough. on a longitudinal wave the amplitidue is measured by...