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.
Longitudinal Waves including Wavelength, Compression and Rarefaction.
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
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.
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...
Transverse waves are easy to draw; longitudinal waves are difficult to draw. The
mathematics of wave motion easily maps into diagrams for transverse waves, ...
The diagram above is a transverse wave. ... In a transverse wave, amplitude is
the measure from the resting position to either the crest (high point of the wave)
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
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 ...