How do transverse waves transfer energy?

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Oct 11, 2015

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Yes, the particles don't collide but the energy transfer is still more efficient and it is parallel to the oscillation. The particles involve vibrate around in compressions and rarefractions which would be perpendicular to the oscillation. Energy transfer is work done and work done is force x displacement. The particles get displaced while exerting a force hence energy is transferred.