Transverse and longitudinal waves

Transverse and longitudinal waves

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Caption: Transverse (top) and longitudinal waves in a slinky spring. In transverse (or shear) waves the displacement is at right angles to the direction of propagation, in longitudinal (or compression) waves it is along the axis of propagation.

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