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# What are the characteristics of a wave and a transverse wave?

Updated: 8/10/2023

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A wave is basically the movement of particles in the same directions. These continuous movements create the sense of "rippling" depending on which kind of wave. A wave has a wavelength ( the spacing between the high point of one wave to another) and a frequency ( How often a wave peak goes by).A transverse wave can be distinguished by looking at how each particle moves. Transverse wave particles move up and down perpendicular to direction of wave propogation.

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