Physics
gramhq
2016-09-25 09:06:06
Compare and contrast the two different types of mechanical waves?
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justinaaaa
2016-09-25 14:32:21

There are longitudinal and transverse.  Both types of mechanical waves require a medium, transport energy, and have defined wavelengths, frequencies, and speeds. Differences are that transverse waves oscillate along a direction perpendicular to the direction of travel (like shaking a rope up and down).  Longitudinal waves like oscillations along a spring and sound waves, oscillate back and forth along the direction of travel. 

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