Lesson: Comparing Transverse and Longitudinal Waves High School PhysicsPhysics
In this lesson, we will learn how to identify the differences and similarities between transverse and longitudinal waves in terms of amplitude, wavelength, and period.
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A transverse wave consists of individual particles that might possibly move in the directions , , , and shown in the diagram. Which of the following directions can the yellow particle move in as the wave travels to the right?
A transverse wave is shown in the diagram. What is the amplitude of the wave?
A transverse wave is shown in the diagram. What is the period of the wave?