P1.5.1 The Nature of Waves

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What can we use waves for?
We use waves to transfer energy and transfer information.
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What are transverse waves?
Transverse waves vibrate at right angles to the direction of energy transfer.
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What are longitudinal waves?
Longitudinal waves vibrate parallel to the direction of energy transfer.
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Which types of waves are transverse?
All electromagnetic waves are transverse. Mechanical waves can also be transverse.
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Which types of waves are longitudinal?
A sound wave is longitudinal. Mechanical waves can also be longitudinal.
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What are transverse waves?

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Transverse waves vibrate at right angles to the direction of energy transfer.

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What are longitudinal waves?

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Which types of waves are transverse?

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Which types of waves are longitudinal?

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