Q. 114.5( 8 Votes )

Transverse waves

Answer :

Transverse wave: In a transverse wave, particles oscillate up and down about their mean position in a direction perpendicular to the direction of propagation of wave. e.g. light waves


Longitudinal wave: In a longitudinal wave, the individual particles of the medium move in a direction parallel to the direction of propagation of the wave. The particles oscillate back and forth about their position of rest. e.g. Sound wave


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