Transverse and Longitudinal Waves

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  • Created on: 02-04-14 13:31
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  • Transverse and Longitudinal
    • Transverse
      • The vibrations are at 90 degrees  to the direction energy is transferred by the wave
        • Light and all other EM waves
          • Slinky wiggled up and down - Waves on strings - Ripples on water
    • Longitudinal
      • The vibrations are along the same direction as the wave transfers energy
        • Sound and ultra sound
          • Shockwaves - Slinky when you push the end

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