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

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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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Solution Why is Sound Wave Called a Longitudinal Wave? Concept: Sound Waves Are Longitudinal Waves.
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