Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 11 - Oscillations and Waves - Questions: 13

Answer

a. Transverse. b. Longitudinal.

Work Step by Step

a. Striking the rod vertically from above initially jolts particles in a direction that is perpendicular to the rod and the resulting wave will be primarily transverse. b. Striking the rod horizontally (parallel to its length) initially jolts particles in a direction that is parallel to the rod and the resulting wave will be primarily longitudinal.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.