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Transverse Waves and Longitudinal Waves

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Transverse waves are waves in which the direction of the wave is perpendicular to thedirection of the vibration.
e.g Light, water, and any waves in the electromagnetic spectrum

Longitudinal waves are waves in which the direction of the wave is parallel to the direction of the vibration.
e.g Sound

Wave equation: V = fλ 
From the rope videos, with only vertical displacement, speed of wave is constant.
Hence frequency is inversely proportional to wavelength. [f increases, λ decreases, and vice versa]

 

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