The difference between transverse and longitudinal waves is the direction the medium of the wave moves in relation to the direction of wave propagation. In transverse waves, the medium is displaced perpendicular to the d... More »

The difference between longitudinal and transverse waves lies in their direction of particle displacement. Longitudinal waves are waves in which particle displacement is parallel to the movement of the wave, whereas tran... More »

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The most significant difference between light and sound is that light is a transverse wave while sound is a longitudinal wave. As a transverse wave, light is capable of traveling in a vacuum, which is how the light from ... More »

Ocean and light waves represent types of transverse waves impacting their medium perpendicular to their direction of travel. Ocean waves travel on the surface of water, forcing the water down along their path. Light wave... More »

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The difference between longitudinal and transverse waves lies in their direction of particle displacement. Longitudinal waves are waves in which particle displacement is parallel to the movement of the wave, whereas tran... More »

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A transverse wave is one where the displacement of the medium in which the wave is travelling is perpendicular to its propagation. A pond ripple is an example of a transverse wave. More »

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Mechanical waves transfer energy by inducing vibrations in the propagation medium. Electromagnetic waves do not require a medium for propagation, but still transfer energy by having an electric and magnetic field propaga... More »