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When Longitudinal Wave is Incident at the Boundary of Denser Medium - Physics

When longitudinal wave is incident at the boundary of denser medium, then............................

  1. compression reflects as a compression.
  2. compression reflects as a rarefaction.
  3. rarefaction reflects as a compression.
  4. longitudinal wave reflects as transverse wave.
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(a) compression reflects as a compression

A compression is reflected as a compression at the boundary of a denser medium, but it is reflected as a rarefaction at the boundary of a rarer medium.

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