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## P-wave - Wikipedia

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P-waves are a type of elastic wave, and are one of the two main types of elastic body waves, ... In isotropic and homogeneous solids, the mode of propagation of a P-wave is always longitudinal; thus...

## What are compressional waves? | Reference.com

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Compressional waves are waves that move along the direction of propagation in a back and forth motion. Common examples of compressional waves include ...

## What is an example of a compressional wave? | Reference.com

An example of a mechanical longitudinal wave, or a compressional wave, is a sound wave. Another example is primary waves of an earthquake. Both travel ...

## Transverse and Longitudinal Waves - HyperPhysics

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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 are ...

## Seismic Wave Demonstrations and Animations - Purdue University

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Feb 26, 2010 ... Animations are provided to view wave propagation in a 3-dimensional solid for Compressional (P), Shear (S), Rayleigh (R) and Love (L) waves ...

## Types of Waves | Science Primer

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Below is an interactive illustration that explores particle and energy motion for ... Longitudinal waves - Movement of the particles are parallel to the motion of the ...

Feb 7, 2012 ... A longitudinal or compression wave is created by a disturbance that is along the direction the wave will travel. A transverse wave is created by ...

## Longitudinal and Transverse Wave Motion - Penn State Acoustics

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There are two basic types of wave motion for mechanical waves: longitudinal waves and transverse waves. The animations below demonstrate both types of ...