• Created by: Anix.S
  • Created on: 04-02-20 16:00

The difference between longitudinal and transverse wave:

Transverse                                                           Longlitudinal

-travel away from the source                               -waves parallel to the direction of travel

-waves are perpendicular the the direction         -don't travel through a vaccum

-electromagnetic wave                                        -need particles to travel

-travel though a vaccum at the speed of light     -rare to have, usually found in sound & light waves

-don't need particles to travel

Amplitude-maximum displacement from the equilibrium point

Wavefront-is a surface over which an optical wave has a constant phase. For example, when a stone


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