Physics-Waves 2

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

Transverse waves

In transverse waves, the vibrations are at right angles to the direction of wave travel.

Examples of transverse waves include:

  • ripples on the surface of water
  • vibrations in a guitar string
  • a Mexican wave in a sports stadium
  • electromagnetic waves - eg light waves, microwaves, radio waves
  • seismic S-waves

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