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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longitudinal_wave

Longitudinal waves are waves in which the displacement of the medium is in the same direction as, or the opposite direction to, the direction of propagation of the wave. Mechanical longitudinal waves are also called compressional or compression waves, because they produce compression and rarefaction when traveling ...

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Compression wave definition, a shock wave that compresses the medium through which it is transmitted. See more.

hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/Sound/tralon.html

Transverse Waves. 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 easily visualized transverse waves. Transverse waves cannot propagate in a gas or a liquid because there is no mechanism for driving motion ...

www.acs.psu.edu/drussell/Demos/waves/wavemotion.html

In a longitudinal wave the particle displacement is parallel to the direction of wave propagation. The animation at right shows a one-dimensional longitudinal plane wave propagating down a tube. The particles do not move down the tube with the wave; they simply oscillate back and forth about their individual equilibrium ...

www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compressional%20wave

Define compressional wave: a longitudinal wave (such as a sound wave) propagated by the elastic compression of the medium —called also compression …

www.britannica.com/science/longitudinal-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 is compressed at one end and then released experiences a wave of compression that travels its length, followed by a stretching; a point on any coil of the spring will ...

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This lesson will define longitudinal (or compression) waves, discuss the names for various features and parts of a longitudinal wave, and go...

www.physicsclassroom.com/class/waves/Lesson-1/Categories-of-Waves

One way to categorize waves is on the basis of the direction of movement of the individual particles of the medium relative to the direction that the waves travel. Categorizing waves on this basis leads to three notable categories: transverse waves, longitudinal waves, and surface waves. A transverse wave is a wave in which ...

physics.tutorvista.com/waves/longitudinal-waves.html

These are also called energy transport medium. They are found in different shape, show different behaviour, and characteristic properties. On this basis, these are classified mainly in two types that are longitudinal, transverse, and surface waves. Here we are discussing the longitudinal waves, properties and its examples.