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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