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Longitudinal and Transverse Waves
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.
Which type of wave needs a medium to travel through?
What are the different displacements of a longitudinal wave called?
Compressions and rare-refractions