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I have an upcoming physics exam and i was wondering if anyone can tell me differences ans similarities between longitudinal and transverse waves? Thanks!
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(Original post by thatgeekystudent)
I have an upcoming physics exam and i was wondering if anyone can tell me differences ans similarities between longitudinal and transverse waves? Thanks!
I find the physics classroom useful for this sorta thing, maybe check this out and see if it helps you at all!
http://www.physicsclassroom.com/clas...ories-of-Waves
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transverse waves have oscillations (vibrations) are perpendicular to the direction of energy transfer but longitudinal are parallel
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As above, Transverse waves have oscillations perpendicular to the direction of travel, whilst the longitudinal ones are parallel, an example of a Transverse wave would be light (and everything else in the electromagnetic spectrum), and an example of Longitudinal waves would be Sound.

Building off the last point, transverse waves can be plane polarised (i.e, oscillations can only come in one direction), through the filter.
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Differences
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
Similarities:
1. Both are progressive i.e they both carry energy.
2. Both obey the wave equation v=fλ

No probs!
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Thanks so much everyone!!!
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