Asked Jan 26, 2020

What kind of wave is possible in (a) liquids (b) gases?


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Waves propagating in solids can either be longitudinal or transverse. However, waves propagating in liquids or gases are always longitudinal.

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This is because transverse waves generally require a relatively rigid medium for transmitting energy. If the medium is non-rigid like in liquids and gases, the...

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