What Is Difference Between Sound Waves And Waves Moving Across Water?

As We Saw Earlier The Idea Of Waves Can Be Best Understood Through The Example Of A Stone Thrown Into Still Water. This Act Produces Rings Of Small Waves, Or Ripples On The Surface Of Water. We Can See Them Spread Out In Even Concentric Circle, From The Point Where The Stone Falls.

Depending On The Size Of The Stone, The Size Of The Circle Too Varies- The Larger The Object, The Larger The Waves.In This Context , The Movement Of Waves Is Produced By The Up-And-Down Motion Of Particles In Water. Such Waves Are Called ‘Transverse Waves’. Another Example is The Water Waves In The Ocean, Which Moves Up And Down.

Sound Waves, On The Other Hand, Move In Different Pattern. Their Vibration Is Caused By The Back-And Forth Movement Of Particles. Such Waves Are ‘Longitudinal Waves’. They Travel In Same Direction As The Vibration, Or Disturbance That Causes Them. As The Waves Travel Through A Medium , The Molecules Or Particle Collide With Each Other In The Same Direction And The Waves Keep Moving.

Fun Fact: Waves Are Everywhere: They Are A Part Of Our Daily Lives,In And Out Of The Water. Sound Is A Type Of Wave That Travels Through The Air.

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