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 Transverse wave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A transverse wave is a wave that oscillates perpendicular to the direction it advances. Transverse waves travel slower than longitudinal waves (which include sound, ripples in water, and certain types of waves from earthquakes, where the particle motion is in the direction of travel), and (except in the case of electromagnetic waves) propagate only in solids, not in liquids or gases. In mathematics, transverse waves are associated with the curl operator and are governed by a vector wave equation, in contrast to longitudinal waves, which are associated with the div operator and are governed by a scalar wave equation. en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Transverse_wave   (342 words)

 Longitudinal wave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For sound waves, the amplitude of the wave is the difference between the pressure of the undisturbed air and the maximum pressure caused by the wave. Maxwell's equations lead to the prediction of electromagnetic waves in a vacuum, which are transverse (in that the electric fields and magnetic fields vary perpendicularly to the direction of propagation). Surface wave : waves that is guided along the interface between two different media for a mechanical wave or by a refractive index gradient for an electromagnetic wave. en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Longitudinal_wave   (852 words)

 Transverse and Longitudinal Waves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) For transverse waves the displacement of the medium is perpendicular to the direction of propagation of the wave. Transverse waves cannot propagate in a gas or a liquid because there is no mechanism for driving motion perpendicular to the propagation of the wave. In longitudinal waves the displacement of the medium is parallel to the propagation of the wave. hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu /hbase/sound/tralon.html   (282 words)

 Transverse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The term transverse means "side-to-side", as opposed to longitudinal, which means "front-to-back". In automotive engineering, the term transverse refers to an engine in which the crankshaft is oriented side-to-side relative to the wheels of the vehicle. Transverse flute, a flute that is held horizontally. en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Transverse   (117 words)

 Categories of Waves One way to categorize waves is on the basis of the direction of movement of the individual particles of the medium relative to the direction which the waves travel. While waves which travel within the depths of the ocean are longitudinal waves, the waves which travel along the surface of the oceans are referred to as surface waves. In longitudinal and transverse waves, all the particles in the entire bulk of the medium move in a parallel and a perpendicular direction (respectively) relative to the direction of energy transport. www.glenbrook.k12.il.us /gbssci/phys/Class/waves/u10l1c.html   (1550 words)

 Waves and Wave Motion In a transverse wave, the particles are disturbed in a direction perpendicular to the direction that the wave propagates. As indicated in the figure, the amplitude (A) of the wave is the maximum displacement of a particle from its equilibrium position — or the height of the wave. Wave speed is commonly measured in units of meters per second (m/s). www.visionlearning.com /library/module_viewer.php?mid=102&l=&c3=   (1443 words)

 The Physics Classroom A transverse wave is a wave in which the particles of the medium are displaced in a direction perpendicular to the direction of energy transport. A longitudinal wave is a wave in which the particles of the medium are displaced in a direction parallel to the direction of energy transport. For a transverse wave, the wavelength is determined by measuring from crest to crest. www.physicsclassroom.com /Class/waves/u10l2a.html   (854 words)

 Transverse and Longitudinal Waves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) In a transverse wave, as the wave is moving in one direction, it is creating a disturbance in a different direction. Sound waves definitely have amplitude; the louder the sound, the greater the tendency of the air molecules to be in the "high" points of the waves, rather than in between the waves. A mathematical description might be that in longitudinal waves, the waves (the disturbances) are along the same axis as the direction of motion of the wave; transverse waves are at right angles to the direction of motion of the wave. cnx.org /content/m12378/latest   (1100 words)

 Transverse mode: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) Transverse modes occur because of boundary condition[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject]s imposed on the wave by the waveguide. Wave drag is an aerodynamics term that refers to a sudden and very powerful form of drag that appears on aircraft flying at high-subsonic speeds.... A wave vector is a vector representation of a wave.... www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/tr/transverse_mode.htm   (1649 words)

 The Transverse Electromagnetic Wave The basic transverse electromagnetic wave, as shown to the left, involves both a varying electric field and a varying magnetic field, appearing at right angles to each other and to the direction of travel of the wave. Beyond that, the electromagnetic wave is generated or emitted over time, so a different part of the wave is not only at a different physical location, it was also created at a different time. The relationship between the electric and magnetic fields in the wave is also in keeping with the phase relationship between voltage and current in a transmission line and in any antenna system — the signal voltage (which produces the electric field) and the signal current (producing the magnetic field) are in quadrature. www.play-hookey.com /optics/transverse_electromagnetic_wave.html   (1100 words)

 Strong coupling of torsional and transverse waves in a bowed string   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) The pitch frequency (40 Hz) is the strongest harmonic in the transverse wave, and is also of course the spacing between adjacent harmonics. The component waves of the familiar transverse modes of the string are in harmonic ratios and so produce a periodic wave: one that repeats exactly after one period. The spectrum of the torsional motion includes the fundamental and harmonics of the transverse wave, with strong formants at the natural frequencies of the torsional standing waves in the whole string. www.phys.unsw.edu.au /~jw/torsional.html   (818 words)

 General Wave Motion - Succeed in Physical Science A wave is a distortion in a material or medium, where the individual parts of the material only cycle back-and-forth or up-and-down, but the wave itself moves through the material. Wave motion is defined as the movement of a distortion of a material or medium, where the individual parts or elements of the material only move back-and-forth, up-and-down, or in a cyclical pattern. Waves are distortions in a material that may be transverse, compression or a combination of those movements. www.school-for-champions.com /science/waves.htm   (1032 words)

 Transverse waves The amplitude of a transverse wave is half the distance measured vertically from the crest to the trough. Water waves are known as transverse waves because the motion of the water is up and down, or at right angles to the direction in which the waves are traveling. Unlike transverse waves, which travel at right angles to the direction of propagation, sound waves travel back and forth in the same direction as the wave motion. www.tpub.com /neets/book10/39a.htm   (724 words)

 Luminiferous aether - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) However, longitudinal waves by necessity have only one form for a given propagation direction, rather than two polarizations as in a transverse wave, and thus they were unable to explain the phenomenon of birefringence (where two polarizations of light are refracted differently by a crystal). However a transverse wave apparently required the propagating medium to behave as a solid, as opposed to a gas or fluid. The speed of propagation for mechanical waves, the speed of sound, is defined by the mechanical properties of the medium. www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/luminiferous_aether   (3900 words)

 Mechanical Waves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) The wave frequency f is the oscillation frequency of the individual atoms or molecules. Transverse motion requires that each particle drag with it adjacent particles to which it is tightly bound. The fact that longitudinal waves originating in an earthquake pass through the center of the earth while transverse waves do not is one of the reasons the earth is believed to have a liquid core. electron9.phys.utk.edu /135/modules/m10/waves.htm   (1439 words)

 What are Waves? This type of wave occurs whenever the material of the wave moves at right angles to the direction in which the wave itself is moving. Transverse waves can be set up on a string or on the surface of water. For this type of wave, the disturbance is in the same direction as the movement of the wave. www.crocodile-clips.com /absorb/AP4/sample/DJFPh063.html   (1025 words)

 Physics 20 - Properties of Waves - Wave Terminology A wave is a transfer of energy, in the form of a disturbance, through some medium, without translocation of the medium. Waves that vibrate in repeating cycles illustrate periodic motion or harmonic motion. Transverse vibration occurs when vibration of the medium is perpendicular to the direction of energy transfer. www.sasked.gov.sk.ca /docs/physics/u2a12phy.html   (431 words)

 [No title] Transverse waves cause the medium to move up and down while the wave moves outward from its source. An ocean wave is a visible example of a transverse wave. Transverse waves spread out in concentric circles from the point at which the rock hit the water. www.kyrene.k12.az.us /Staff/mijohns/Light_Sound/RockyWaves2004.doc   (558 words)

 Sound and Light Chapter 1 Study Guide - 2005 Waves that require a medium through which to pass are called electromagnetic waves. In transverse waves, the medium moves at right angles to the direction in which the wave is traveling. Waves that move the particles of the medium parallel to the direction in which the waves are traveling are called www.lfelem.lfc.edu /resources/science/study_guides/SoundLightsg/soundlightchapter1.htm   (684 words)

 Longitudinal and Transverse Wave Motion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) Mechanical Waves are waves which propagate through a material medium (solid, liquid, or gas) at a wave speed which depends on the elastic and inertial properties of that medium. The wave is seen as the motion of the compressed region (ie, it is a pressure wave), which moves from left to right. In a transverse wave the particle displacement is perpendicular to the direction of wave propagation. www.kettering.edu /~drussell/Demos/waves/wavemotion.html   (528 words)

 Wave Motion Waves may be graphed as a function of time or distance. The form of the dependence of the traveling wave parameters upon each other is a consequence of the basic motion equation and the definitions of the the terms which describe periodic motion. Waves on the ocean are much more complex, involving a circulation of the water as the wave passes so that the actual water motion is not just simple harmonic motion. hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu /hbase/sound/wavplt.html   (292 words)

 The Anatomy of a Wave A transverse wave can be created in a rope if the rope is stretched out horizontally and the end is vibrated back-and-forth in a vertical direction. of a wave is the point on the medium which exhibits the maximum amount of positive or upwards displacement from the rest position. of a wave is the point on the medium which exhibits the maximum amount of negative or downwards displacement from the rest position. www.glenbrook.k12.il.us /gbssci/phys/Class/waves/u10l2a.html   (829 words)

 Transverse Wave 1, VRML   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) Therefore, the motion of the medium, the rope, is perpendicular to the motion of the wave. This is the central concept to the definition of a transverse wave. A transverse wave is a wave with the motion of the medium being perpendicular to the motion of the wave. id.mind.net /~zona/mstm/physics/waves/transLongWaves/transverseWave1VRML.htm   (274 words)

 PIRA 3B10.00 TRANSVERSE PULSES AND WAVES Transverse pulses and waves are demonstrated on a tilted board. A wire spiral is rotated by a motor and projected to demonstrate transverse waves. Show a traveling wave near 60 Hz on a line triggered scope and switch to internal triggering to stop the wave, then hold a slit in front of the traveling wave. www.wesleyan.edu /physics/demos/pirabib/3oandw/3B10.html   (876 words)

 Transverse Electromagnetic Wave; Scandals in Electromagnetic Theory There are two versions of the transverse electromagnetic wave, the “rolling wave”, and what we shall call here the “Heaviside signal.” We shall discuss only the wide variety of views among those who believe (with the relativists) that there is no instantaneous action at a distance. The key to the ability of a force to project a wave  is that there is a pressure difference between two points along the line of propagation. However, knowledge of a difference in pressure between two points A and B which are separated by distance implies instantaneous knowledge at B of the pressure at A; that is, instantaneous action at a distance, which has been outlawed. www.ivorcatt.com /2604.htm   (1681 words)

 Waves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) The motion of the medium is parallel to the direction the wave is moving. In a given medium, the speed of a wave is constant. Sound waves are formed by the vibration of particles of matter. www.bayhicoach.com /pwave.htm   (1169 words)

 Hasbrouck Geophysics, Inc.:  Buried Contamint Pit (Shear-Wave Seismic) Seismic wave transmission differences expected between disturbed and undisturbed material can be detected by shear-wave seismic surveys. Field noise analysis tests ('walkaways") were initially conducted and, as a result, data were acquired with the geophones separated 2.5 feet and oriented transverse to the axis of the survey line and with source points located 10 feet from each end of the 24-geophone spread. Two files were recorded at each source point with impacts transverse to the survey line axis and 180 degrees apart. www.hasgeo.com /shear.htm   (533 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) In this example the motion of the medium is perpendicular or transverse to the motion of the wave, thus is is called a transverse wave. The frequency of the wave is the number of oscillations per second, or one over the period. In a compressional wave the period is still the time for a spot on the wave to complete one oscillation, and the wavelength is the distance between maximums in the density or pressure of the medium. www.vuw.ac.nz /scps-students/tech102/lectures/week7/7Monday/Summary_7_Monday.htm   (529 words)

 Transverse Wave Generator WAVES AND OSCILLATIONS - WAVE MOTION - TRANSVERSE PULSES AND WAVES Description: This is the Shive/Bell Labs Wave Model Thin rods are mounted on a fine wire that twists easily. Displace the rod at one end to create a torsion pulse or wave. demoroom.physics.ncsu.edu /html/demos/278.html   (116 words)

 Introduction to Waves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) Water waves and sound waves are examples of mechanical waves. However, most of the mathematics and reasoning of mechanical waves applies to light waves.A wave is a disturbance which moves through a medium. The amplitude is the height of the wave. id.mind.net /~zona/mstm/physics/waves/introduction/introductionWaves.html   (116 words)

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