FANDOM

1,107,017 Pages
Welcome! Enter your question below. Please use words like "Who, What, Where, When, Why, How, etc..." in your question. Nothing to ask? Click here for a random, un-answered question.

A wave travels through a medium by moving particles back and forth. A longitudinal wave, also known as a compression wave, moves particles back and forth in the same direction as the wave. A transverse wave moves particles perpendicular to the direction of the wave. Also, despite the fact the particles move, they always return to their initial position, so their overall displacement is 0. It is the energy which moves, not the matter.

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.