P-wave can also refer to a type of electronic wavefunction in atomic physics; see
... of propagation of a P-wave is always longitudinal; thus, the particles in the
solid .... animated illustrations ...
... motions of these wave types can be easily illustrated using the seismic wave ...
Seismic Waves: The main seismic wave types are Compressional (P), Shear (S),
... Particle motion is parallel to the direction of propagation (longitudinal).
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 ...
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 ...
If a snapshot of such a transverse wave could be taken so as to freeze the shape
of the rope in time, then it would look like the following diagram.
Lesson 47: Transverse & Longitudinal Waves. There are ... don't need to study
them); transverse and longitudinal waves. ... Illustration 2: Longitudinal wave.
Sound can propagate as longitudinal waves, shear waves, surface waves, and in
... responsible for the propagation of longitudinal and shear waves is illustrated ...
For the P or compressional wave, have two people hold the ends of the slinky
about 3-4 ... The propagation of the P wave by the slinky is illustrated in Figure 5.
As you can see from the diagram, the particle density varies in a perfect wave
shape. This is how we know that longitudinal 'waves' are really waves.