P1: The Earth in The Universe

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What are the two types of waves earthquakes produce?
P - waves and s - waves
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What are waves?
A travelling vibration that transfers energy from place to place without transferring matter
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What are longitudinal waves?
A wave in which the particles vibrate in the same direction as the wave is travelling (e.g sound waves)
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What are transverse waves?
A wave in which the particles vibrate at right angles to the direction in which the wave is travelling (e.g water waves)
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What are waves?

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A travelling vibration that transfers energy from place to place without transferring matter

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What are longitudinal waves?

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What are transverse waves?

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