Q. 154.8( 4 Votes )

Explain how transverse and longitudinal waves are called simple harmonic waves.

Answer :

In transverse waves, the simple harmonic oscillations of the particles of the medium about the mean position are perpendicular to the direction of wave propagation. On the other hand, in longitudinal waves, the constituents of the medium oscillate along the direction of the wave propagation. Thus, both transverse and longitudinal waves are simple harmonic waves.

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