How are longitudinal waves and transverse waves similar?

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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

Both waves have some common features.


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. :)