How are longitudinal waves and transverse waves similar?

2 Answers

For transverse waves, the waves move in perpendicular direction to the source of vibration.
For longitudinal waves, the waves move in parallel direction to the source of vibration .
They are similar in the sense that energy is transferred in the form of waves.

Sep 15, 2015

Answer:

Both waves have some common features.

Explanation:

Following features are similar in longitudinal and transverse waves:
Both waves are mechanical waves.
Both transport energy without transporting matter.
Particles oscillate about their mean position in both waves.
These waves satisfy the formula: #v=flambda#

Edit: I'm really amazed by seeing the response and thank you notes I receive for this answer lol. This was a pretty simple concept I learnt in 10th grade I think, nothing that much difficult. Well, I'm happy to help you all. :)