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Transverse and Longitudinal Waves

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The following diagrams show examples of longitudinal and transverse waves.

Longitudinal and Transverse Waves

Transverse and Longitudinal Waves
Describe the differences between transverse and longitudinal waves.
State examples of these types of waves.
Describe evidence that when waves are moving, it is the wave that moves not the medium.

GCSE Physics Transverse and longitudinal waves

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