2. Transversevibrational disturbance which is perpendicular to the direction in which the wave travels


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Transverse Wave

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Longitudinal, Transverse?





Transverse Waves
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Unlike longitudinal waves,
transverse waves can be
 in many different planes.



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Ex) water waves, seismic waves, electromagnetic waves
(light, microwaves, radio waves)







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Ex) Longitudinal, Transverse?






(Vibration perpendicular to
wave travel)







a) Longitudinal, Transverse?


b) Which 2 letters  show one wavelength?

c) How does this medium move?






A and C, choice D 

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