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P a Vertical Rod is Hit at One End. What Kind of Wave Propagates in the Rod If (A) the Hit is Made Vertically (B) the Hit is Made Horizontally? - Physics

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A vertical rod is hit at one end. What kind of wave propagates in the rod if (a) the hit is made vertically (b) the hit is made horizontally?

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Solution

A longitudinal wave propagates when the rod is hit vertically.

When hit horizontally too, a longitudinal wave is produced (sound wave). However, if the rod vibrates, the wave so developed is transverse in nature.

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HC Verma Class 11, 12 Concepts of Physics 1
Chapter 16 Sound Waves
Short Answers | Q 3 | Page 351
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