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Solution - Why is Sound Wave Called a Longitudinal Wave? - CBSE Class 9 - Science

Question

Why is sound wave called a longitudinal wave?

Solution

The vibration of the medium that travels along or parallel to the direction of the wave is called a longitudinal wave. In a sound wave, the particles of the medium vibrate in the direction parallel to the direction of the propagation of disturbance. Hence, a sound wave is called a longitudinal wave.

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 NCERT Science Textbook for Class 9 (with solutions)
Chapter 12: Sound
Q: 4 | Page no. 174

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Solution for question: Why is Sound Wave Called a Longitudinal Wave? concept: Sound Waves Are Longitudinal Waves. For the course CBSE
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