The nature of waves

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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What are the two types of wave?

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Transverse and Longitudinal.

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What is a transverse wave?

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What is a longitudinal wave?

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What are longitudinal waves made of?

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