• Created by: Malika.c
  • Created on: 17-10-18 00:09

Longitudinal waves

In longitudinal waves, the vibrations are parallel to the direction of wave travel.

Examples of longitudinal waves include:

  • ultrasound waves
  • seismic P-waves
  • sound waves

One way to remember the movement of particles in longitudinal waves is to use the 'P' sound: longitudinal waves such as seismic P-waves may be thought of


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