Is sound wave a compressional wave or a transverse?

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Chasity Bradtke asked a question: Is sound wave a compressional wave or a transverse?
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Date created: Tue, Jul 20, 2021 7:24 AM
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  • Sound is transmitted through gases, plasma, and liquids as longitudinal waves, also called compression waves. It requires a medium to propagate. Through solids, however, it can be transmitted as both longitudinal waves and transverse waves.
  • There are two different types of mechanical waves; transverse waves, and compressional or longitudinal waves. A water wave in a lake or ocean is a transverse wave, while a sound wave is a compressional, or longitudinal, wave. Are you a student or a teacher?

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Compressional

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