Longitudinal Waves

posted Sep 20, 2009, 5:21 AM by Steve Dickie   [ updated Sep 20, 2009, 5:26 AM ]
  • Particles vibrate parallel to the direction energy is transferred
  • Compression - Particles closer together
  • Rarefaction - Particles more spread out
  • Speed of the wave depends on the medium and not on the amplitude
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Episode available from iTunesU - Longitudinal Waves
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