Physics Waves HelpWatch this thread
I have an upcoming physics exam and i was wondering if anyone can tell me differences ans similarities between longitudinal and transverse waves? Thanks!
Building off the last point, transverse waves can be plane polarised (i.e, oscillations can only come in one direction), through the filter.
1.Longitudinal waves are waves in which particles vibrate/oscillate parallel to the direction of the wave propagation but Transverse waves are those in which particles vibrate/oscillate perpendicular to the direction of the wave propagation
2. Transverse waves can be polarised but longitudinal waves can not
1. Both are progressive i.e they both carry energy.
2. Both obey the wave equation v=fλ