Why is it that transverse waves cannot be produced in a gas? Can the transverse waves be produced in solids and liquids?
They travel in the form of crests and troughs and so involve a change in shape. They can be produced in a medium that has elasticity in shape. As gas has no elasticity of shape, hence transverse waves cannot be produced in a gas. Transverse waves can be produced in solids anion the surface of liquids.
Concept: Introduction to Waves
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