Mechanics

Types of Mechanical Waves

types of mechanical wavesMechanical waves are the types of waves that required no medium for their propagation. There are two types of mechanical waves, transverse waves, and longitudinal waves. Sound waves, water waves, spring waves are examples of mechanical waves.

Types of mechanical waves

  • Transverse waves: Waves in which particles of the medium move vertically in the direction of the wave.
  • Longitudinal waves: Waves in which particles move horizontally in the direction of the wave.
  • Surface Waves: Waves in which particles move along the boundary between two mediums.

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