Press "Enter" to skip to content

What is the resulting direction of a surface wave?

Explanation: Surface wave: Surface wave is neither transverse wave nor longitudinal wave. This wave travels both parallel and perpendicular to the direction of the propagation of the energy transportation. The resulting direction of a surface wave is circular.

What is the direction of a surface wave?

A surface wave is a combination of a transverse wave and a longitudinal wave. A transverse wave is a wave in which particles of the medium move up and down perpendicular to the direction of the wave. In a surface wave, particles of the medium move up and down as well as back and forth.

What direction does the actual wave move?

A wave can be thought of as a disturbance or oscillation that travels through space-time, accompanied by a transfer of energy. The direction a wave propagates is perpendicular to the direction it oscillates for transverse waves. A wave does not move mass in the direction of propagation; it transfers energy.

What do waves carry from place to place?

What is a wave? Waves carry energy from one place to another. Because waves carry energy, some waves are used for communication, eg radio and television waves and mobile telephone signals. There are many types of waves including sound waves, water waves and all the parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.

How do you know the direction of propagation?

To find the direction of propagation of an E&M wave, point the fingers of the right hand in the direction of the electric field, curl them toward the direction of the magnetic field, and your thumb will point in the direction of propagation.

Does speed change with frequency?

The data convincingly show that wave frequency does not affect wave speed. An increase in wave frequency caused a decrease in wavelength while the wave speed remained constant. So while the frequency did not affect the speed of the wave, the tension in the medium (the rope) did.

Is the bouncing of a wave off a surface?

Reflection occurs when waves bounce back from a surface they cannot pass through. Reflection can happen with any type of waves, not just sound waves. For example, light waves can also be reflected.