Difference between Longitudinal and Transverse wave - QS Study
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Difference between longitudinal and transverse wave are:

Longitudinal Wave

  1. When the motion the particles of the medium are parallel to the direction of propagation of the wave, the wave is called a longitudinal wave.
  2. Compression and rarefaction are occurred.
  3. The particles of the medium are parallel to the direction of propagation of the wave.
  4. This wave is produced in solid, liquid and gases.
  5. This wave has no polarization.

 

Transverse Wave

  1. When the motion of the particles of the medium are perpendicular to the direction of propagation of the wave, the wave is called a transverse wave.
  2. Crest and trough are occurred.
  3. The particles of the medium are perpendicular to the direction of the propagation of the wave.
  4. This wave is produced in solid. In fluid due to surface tension transverse wave may be produced.
  5. This wave has polarization.