March 30, 2011

3.2 Longitudinal and Transverse Waves

Longitudinal Wave: 
When the displacement of the wave is the same as the direction of flow of energy of the wave
Examples: Spring, Sound

When the displacement of a wave is perpendicular to the direction of the flow of energy of the wave
Examples: Radio, Microwaves, Infrared, Light, Ultraviolet X-rays, Gamma rays, Water, Rope, Spring

1 comment:

  1. Have you worked out a way to make these .swf files interactive yet? That would be very cool!