Example of a Compressional Wave?


A compressional wave is a wave that has the same direction as their direction of travel. They may include sound waves and seismic waves like earthquakes. In a compressional wave, each particle of matter vibrates about its normal rest position and along the axis of propagation.
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What Are Compressional Waves in Physics?
A compressional wave is another way of saying a longitudinal wave. Find out more about a compressional wave in physics with help from an experienced educator in this free video clip.... More »
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A compressional wave, also called a longitudinal wave, is a wave that is close together due to the group of molecules that makeup the wave squeezing tightly together. For example, sound is a compressional wave.
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