## Sound - Wikipedia

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These fundamental elements form the basis of all sound waves. They can be used to describe, ...

## What type of wave is sound? | Reference.com

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A sound wave takes on the form of a longitudinal wave. Sound waves are also classified as mechanical waves since they require a medium to travel...

## Categories of Waves - The Physics Classroom

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This type of wave is a transverse wave. Transverse waves ... A sound wave traveling through air is a classic example of a longitudinal wave. As a sound wave ...

## Types of Waves | Science Primer

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These waves have distinct properties specific to their type but also exhibit characteristics in common with more abstract waves such as sound waves and light ...

## What is sound wave? - Definition from WhatIs.com

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A sound wave is the pattern of disturbance caused by the movement of energy traveling through a medium (such as air, water, or any other liquid or solid matter)  ...

## Transverse and Longitudinal Waves - HyperPhysics

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In longitudinal waves the displacement of the medium is parallel to the propagation of the wave. A wave in a "slinky" is a good visualization. Sound waves in air ...

## Why does sound travel faster in solids than in liquids, and faster in ...

Liquids are more dense than gases, but less dense than solids, so sound ... If one solves the wave equation for the propagation of sound, one finds that ... of solids can drop to nearly zero and the (shear) sound velocity can reach nearly zero.

## Speed of sound - Wikipedia

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In solids, waves propagate as two different types. ... in fluid is determined by the medium's compressibility and density. ... The speed of shear waves, which can occur only in solids, is determ...