# What kind of wave contains rarefactions in the wave?

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Longitudinal waves show areas of compression and rarefaction : compressions are regions of high pressure due to particles being close together. rarefactions are regions of low pressure due to particles being spread further apart.

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### 👋 What type of wave contains compressions and rarefactions?

A longitudinal wave consists of a repeating pattern of compressions and rarefactions.

### 👋 What type of wave has rarefactions?

Longitudinal waves.

### 👋 What type of wave has compressions and rarefactions?

That would be an acoustic (sound) wave, or a vibrational wave. Either in a solid, liquid, or a gas.

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What is wave contains high points called crest?
• The crest of a wave is the top part that contains the foam. This is the very top part of the wave. If you say that someone is on the crest of a wave it means that they are right at the top. The verb crest means to reach the highest point. By definition a wave will have a high point (the crest) before it crashes down.
In what direction do compressions and rarefactions travel in a longitudinal wave?

The direction that compressions and rarefactions travel in a longitudinal wave is the same direction. They travel in any direction side-by-side.

What is the difference between compressions and rarefactions of a sound wave?

Compression is the squeezing together of the wave and rarefaction is the stretching out of the wave.

What wave is made up of a series of compressions and rarefactions?

it is compressional wave. Compressional waves are a type of sound wave.

Where are the compressions and rarefactions in a sound wave?
• The compressions are regions of high air pressure while the rarefactions are regions of low air pressure. The diagram below depicts a sound wave created by a tuning fork and propagated through the air in an open tube.
What type of wave contains electric and magnetic parts?

Electromagnetic waves consist of both electric and magnetic field waves. These waves oscillate in perpendicular planes with respect to each other, and are in phase. The creation of all electromagnetic waves begins with an oscillating charged particle, which creates oscillating electric and magnetic fields.

What type of wave contains high points called crests?
• Traveling waves have high points called crests and low points called troughs (in the transverse case) or compressed points called compressions and stretched points called rarefactions (in the longitudinal case) that travel through the medium.
Which electromagnetic wave contains the most energy?

#### Gamma rays

Gamma rays have the highest energies and shortest wavelengths on the electromagnetic spectrum. Spectrum of sine wave contains how many components?

spectrum of sinewave contains how many components The spectrum of a pure sine wave by definition has only one component. Any other periodic wave will additional components at multiples of the fundemental frequency. The spectrum may or may not extend to infinity. A square wave for example has infinite harmonics, the harmonics of a 'modified sine wave' inverter has lower harmonics than a square wave but still has infinite harmonics. As you get closer to a pure sinusiod the energy content of the higher harmonics will be essentially non existent. It all depends how close the wave approximates a pure sinusoid.

In a longitudinal wave the compressions and rarefactions travel in which direction?

same direction

The low areas created as a sound wave propagates are called rarefactions?

Pressure

What feature of a sound wave reveals the energy it contains?

It's amplitude.

What song contains the lyrics 'palm trees wave by the sand'?

Maybe "Island Song". It's not an exact match. The lyrics go "Where the palm trees wave at island folks at play. On the sands of time I'll stroll along.."

Electromagnetic wave is what kind of wave?

An electromagnetic wave is a wave all on it's own. They are waves that do not require a medium (any material a wave can travel through, such as a rope or a hose). Light does not need to travel through anything in order to reach your eyes. Thus you have an electromagnetic wave.

What kind of wave is em wave?

The wave , which do not require medium for their propagation i.e., which can propagate even though the vacuum are called electromagnetic wave. They propagates as transverse waves.

What kind of wave is light wave?

Light waves are just one type of electromagnetic wave. Other electromagnetic waves include the microwaves in your oven, radio waves, and X-rays. Light waves are regarded as a varying electric field (E) coupled with a varying magnetic field (B), at right angles to each other and to the direction of travel.

What kind of wave is sound wave?

Mechanical WaveLongitudinal WavePressure Wavesound wave is a longitudinal mechanical wave.answer: B. compression C. longitudinal D. mechanical

What kind of wave is transverse wave?

#### What type of wave is a transverse wave?

• Transverse wave, motion in which all points on a wave oscillate along paths at right angles to the direction of the wave’s advance. Surface ripples on water, seismic S (secondary) waves, and electromagnetic (e.g., radio and light) waves are examples of transverse waves.
What kind of wave is water wave?

its a surface wave

Visible light contains various wave lengths what are the wavelengths in nanometers?

Between 380 nm (visible as violet) to 750 nm (visible as red).

Do transverse waves have compressions and rarefactions?
• Do not conclude that sound is a transverse wave that has crests and troughs. Sound waves traveling through air are indeed longitudinal waves with compressions and rarefactions. As sound passes through air (or any fluid medium), the particles of air do not vibrate in a transverse manner.