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.
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.
Transverse waves are easy to draw; longitudinal waves are difficult to draw. The
mathematics of wave motion easily maps into diagrams for transverse waves, ...
Longitudinal Waves including Wavelength, Compression and Rarefaction.
A secondary school revision resource for Edexcel GCSE Science about waves.
In a longitudinal wave, the motion of the medium is parallel to the direction of the
wave . This means that the particles move left and right which in turn makes the ...
A transverse wave is a wave in which particles of the medium move in a direction
... In the diagram above, the wavelength is the horizontal distance from A to E, ...
Sep 7, 2010 ... The diagram shows a coil spring along which a longitudinal wave is (c) Is the ...
The diagram below shows a transverse wave travelling a rope.
Time-saving video on longitudinal waves. Longitudinal waves are waves which
move particles in the direction of the wave motion. Short explanation of ...
Longitudinal wave, wave consisting of a periodic disturbance or vibration that
takes place in the same direction as the advance of the wave. A coiled spring that