a wave in which the direction of displacement is perpendicular to the direction of propagation, as a surface wave of water.
a wave in which the direction of displacement is perpendicular to the direction of
propagation, as a surface wave of water. Expand. Compare longitudinal wave.
For transverse waves the displacement of the medium is perpendicular to the
direction of propagation of the wave. A ripple on a pond and a wave on a string
A transverse wave is a wave in which particles of the medium move in a .... the
earth and over its surface by means of both transverse and longitudinal waves.
(General Physics) a wave, such as an electromagnetic wave, that is propagated
in a direction perpendicular to the direction of displacement of the transmitting ...
a wave in which the vibrating element moves in a direction perpendicular to the
direction of advance of the wave. See transverse wave defined for kids.
What comes to mind when you think of a wave? Chances are your mental image
takes the form of a transverse wave. But longitudinal waves are just as...
A secondary school revision resource for Edexcel GCSE Science about waves.
There are two basic types of wave motion for mechanical waves: longitudinal
waves and transverse waves. The animations below demonstrate both types of ...