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# What type of waves move the particles of the medium parallel to the direction in which the wave are traveling?

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### What are Waves that move the particles of the medium parallel to the direction in which the waves are traveling called?

Longitudinal. An example of a longitudinal wave is sound. It pushes the medium particles forwards and backwards, parallel to the wave's direction. Transverse waves cause particles to move perpendicular to the wave. (E.g. visible light, x-rays, microwaves)

Transverse wave

Longitudinal

### What is the opposite of a longitudinal wave?

Longitudinal waves consist particles in a medium (ex of a medium= air) vibrate back and forth in a parallel direction to the direction of the wave is traveling. Example of a longitudinal wave are sound waves. Boom! Opposite of longitudinal waves would be a transverse wave where instead of particles moving in a parallel direction, transverse waves vibrate in a medium, side by side perpendicular to the direction the wave travels to. Example of a transverse wave is a light wave. Hope this helped =]

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### In what type of wave do the particles in the medium experience forces parallel to the waves direction?

longtitudidal wave

### In what type of wave do the particles in the medium experience forces parallel to the wave's direction?

The type of wave in which the particles in the medium experience forces parallel to the wave's direction is the longitudinal wave. It is a mechanical wave that travels through a series of compressions and rarefactions.

### What kind of wave is a transverse wave?

a wave that the particles of the medium mover perpendicular to the direction the wave is traveling

### describe the longitudinal nature of sound waves?

waves in which the motion of the individual particles of the medium is in a direction that is parallel to the direction of energy transport.

### What is the difference between a tansverse wave and a longitudinal wave?

If the particles of the material medium vibrated in a perpendicular direction to the direction of propagation of the wave then it is said to be TRANSVERSE If the particles vibrate parallel to the direction of propagation then it will be longitudinal

### What is a wave which causes the particles of the medium to move in the same direction that the wave is traveling?

It's called a longitudinal wave.

### What type of particle vibrations occurs in longitudinal waves?

Particles of the medium vibrate parallel to the direction of propagation of the wave.