What is the difference between longitudinal and transverse waves?

What is the difference between longitudinal and transverse waves?

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1. abelSeattle says:

Transverse Waves: Displacement of the medium is perpendicular to the direction of propagation of the wave. ... Longitudinal Waves: Displacement of the medium is parallel to the direction of propagation of the wave.

2. pookie1971 says:

They are both mechanical waves that need a material for their propagation. longitudinal - their direction and travel are on the same plane i.e sound while the direction of travel and direction of vibration in transverse are perpendicular to each other i.e light.

3. bob4059 says:

Horizontal or transverse or axial cut is if you cutting the object with the horizontal plane. The cut would look like ( -- ).
Vertical or longitudinal is cutting in the vertical plane. The cut would look like ( | )

There is also coronal cuts which were a cut with direction from front to back.

4. babyduck0664 says:

Waves are periodic disturbance of a medium that transmit carrying energy but not matter.

Depending on which direction the particles oscillate, waves are divided into two types:

- Transverse waves: in these waves, the oscillations occur in a direction perpendicular to the direction of motion of the wave. Examples of transverse waves are the vibrations in a guitar string.

- Longitudinal waves: in these waves, the oscillations occur back and forth along the direction of motion of the wave. Examples of longitudinal waves are sound waves.

As a result, amplitude and wavelength are measured differently in the two types of waves. In particular:

- The amplitude in a transverse wave is measured as the distance between the equilibrium position and the maximum displacement of a particle in the wave, in the direction perpendicular to the motion of the wave. On the other hand, in a longidutinal wave this distance is measured as the maximum displacement along the direction of propagation of the wave.

- The wavelength in a transverse wave is measured as the distance between two consecutive crests (points of maximum displacement) of the wave. For a longitudinal waves, there exist no crests, but regions of highest density of the particles (compressions) and of lowest density of the particles (rarefactions), so the wavelength is measured as the distance between two consecutive regions of compressions (or rarefactions).

Longitudinal waves are parallel to the waves, and transverse are perpendicular,

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6. nickeymcorrea says:

Horizontal or transverse or axial cut is if you cutting the object with the horizontal plane. The cut would look like ( -- ). Vertical or longitudinal is cutting in the vertical plane. The cut would look like ( | )
There is also coronal cuts which were a cut with direction from front to back.

7. AM28 says:

The main difference is that cross-sectional studies interview a fresh sample of people each time they are carried out, whereas longitudinal studies follow the same sample of people over time.

8. AngelOfLove says:

Responses may vary but should include some or all of the following information:

Longitudinal studies observe and analyze sample data over a period of time, whereas cross-sectional studies observe sample data one time and compare the data with other groups.

9. crodriguez87 says:

While both longitudinal and cross-sectional research are observational studies, where they differ is the sample that is being observed.

In cross-sectional research, the sample/the subject is always new and only observed once, that is why it is also known as one-off research or one-off study.Longitudinal research however, as the name suggests, observes the exact same sample,/same subjects, multiple times, spanning even years.