Longitudinal and Transverse Waves

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In which direction does the vibrations of a transverse wave travel compared with the over all direction of the wave?

At right angles

Give an example of a transverse wave.

All of the electromagnetic spectrum

In which direction does the vibrations of a longitudinal wave travel compared with the over all direction of the wave?

Along the direction of travel

Give an example of a longitudinal wave.

Sound

Which type of wave needs a medium to travel through?

Longitudinal

What are the different displacements of a longitudinal wave called?

Compressions and rare-refractions

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