What is the differences and similarities between longitudinal and transverse waves?

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Feb 12, 2018

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Similarities=both are mechanical waves,
requires medium for propagation
Difference: In transverse wave particle of medium propagate in a direction perpendicular to the propagation of wave,
In longitudinal it propagate parallel

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Transverse wave have crest and trough
Longitudinal wave have compression and rarefraction

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