This is a writing exercise for the student, and answers will vary.
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Sample: A transverse wave is moving due east inside a medium. Which of the following is possible? a. a particle in the medium oscillates east and west b. a particle in the medium oscillates north and south c. Both A and B are possible d. Neither A nor B is possible The answer is B. In a transverse wave, the oscillations are perpendicular to the direction in which the wave travels. This is discussed on pages 361-362, and shown in Figures 19.5 and 19.6.