# The nature of waves

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What do we use waves for?
We use waves to transfer energy and information. The direction of travel of the wabve is the idirection in which the wave transfers energy.
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What are the two types of wave?
Transverse and Longitudinal.
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What is a transverse wave?
A transverse wave is a wave in which the vibrations are perpendicular to the direction of energy transfer
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What is a longitudinal wave?
A longitudinal wave is a wave in which the vibrations are parallel to the direction of energy transfer
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What are longitudinal waves made of?
Longitudinal Waves are made of compressions (squeezed together) and rarefractions (stretched apart)
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Examples of mechanical waves?
Waves on springs,
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## Other cards in this set

### Card 2

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What are the two types of wave?

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Transverse and Longitudinal.

### Card 3

#### Front

What is a transverse wave?

### Card 4

#### Front

What is a longitudinal wave?

### Card 5

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What are longitudinal waves made of?