Compression Waves?

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Compression waves consist of periodic vibration that take place in the same direction of travel. That means that the movement of the medium is in the same direction as or the opposite direction to the motion of the wave.
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Compression waves can travel only through some kind of material medium, such as air, water or steel. A vacuum cannot carry compression waves, as it has no substance to conduct the
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1. A compression wave is when the particles in a wave are close together and not spread out. 2. A compression wave is where the pressure in the waves is higher than atmospheric pressure
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( kəm′presh·ən ′wāv ) (fluid mechanics) A wave in a fluid in which a compression is propagated.
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Compression Waves are waves in which the disturbance is a compression of the medium. (also called
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compression wave
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a shock wave that compresses the medium through which it is transmitted.
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We are all very familiar with sound waves, and we know that even though the word 'wave', generally refers to something having to do with water; it's different with sound waves. A sound wave is an example of a compression wave, a wave that takes place when a fluid is compressed. You can find more information here: http://en. wiktionary. org/wiki/compression_wave
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