College Physics (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0073512141
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-214-3

Chapter 11 - Conceptual Questions - Page 426: 8


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A transverse wave is when the particles vibrate in a direction perpendicular to the waves. The perpendicular vibration of particles causes shear disturbances between surfaces which causes transverse waves. That is why transverse waves are also known as shear waves.
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