Students will learn the difference between a longitudinal wave a transverse wave. Students will also learn some general wave properties.
Tests your knowledge on transverse, longitudinal, sound, and light waves.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Types of Waves.
This study guide gives an overview of mechanical waves and the characteristics of transverse waves and longitudinal waves. It also looks at wave interaction: interference (constructive and destructive), beat frequency, standing wave, resonance, and the Doppler effect.