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# What measures amount of displacement in a transverse wave?

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### What measures the amount of displacement in a longitudinal wave?

the amplitude. It is the displacement at a peak.

### What measures the amount of displacement in longitudinal wave?

the amplitude. It is the displacement at a peak.

### In a transverse wave in what direction are the vibration relative to the direction of wave travel?

In a transverse wave the particle displacement is perpendicular to the direction of wave propagation (at right angles). In a longitudinal wave the particle displacement is parallel to the direction of wave propagation.

### What defines the amplitude of a transverse wave?

The one-sided displacement perpendicular to the direction of the wave.

### What is the maximum upwards displacement in transverse wave?

That is called the amplitude.

### What is a transversal wave?

A transverse wave is a wave that the displacement of the medium is perpendicular to the direction of propagation of the wave. Examples of transverse waves are a ripple in a pond and a wave on a string. Transverse waves may occur on a wave, throughout a solid and on the surface of a wave. Transverse waves cannot propagate in a gas or a liquid because there is no mechanism for driving motion perpendicular to the propagation of the wave.

### Are microwave wave longitudinal or transverse?

Microwaves are part of the electromagnetic spectrum and are transverse waves in that the displacement is perpendicular to the direction of travel.

### Tranverse wave is a wave that moves perpendicular?

A transverse wave is a moving wave in which the displacement of the medium carrying the wave is perpendicular to the direction of the wave propogation. An example of a transverse wave is a string oscillating up and down.

### do particles vibrate in the direction of wave motion in transverse waves?

In a transverse wave the particle displacement is perpendicular to the direction of wave propagation (at right angles). In a longitudinal wave the particle displacement is parallel to the direction of wave propagation.

### Does a wave in a lasso travel as a transverse or longitudinal wave?

It travels as a transverse wave. A longitudinal wave would mean the the rope is stretching and compressing. The fact that you see displacement perpendicular to the rope means it is transverse.

### What are types of transverse waves?

A transverse wave is a wave in which the direction of displacement is perpendicular to the direction of propagation, as a surface wave of water. Another name for this word is an electromagnetic wave.