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  Physics (NTSE/Olympiad)  

5. Sound

Difference between Transverse & Longitudinal Wave

  Longitudinal Transverse waves
1 In a longitudinal wave the particles of the medium oscillate along the direction of propagation of the wave. In a transverse wave, the particles of the medium oscillate in a direction perpendicular to the direction of propagation of the wave
2 Longitudinal waves can propagate through solids, liquids, as well as gases. Transverse waves can propagate through solids, and over the surface of liquids, but not through gases.
3 Longitudinal waves consist of compression and rarefactions. Transverse waves consist of crests and troughs.

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