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Homework Help: Sine waves

  1. Jun 24, 2009 #1
    hi all,

    pretty sure this is the wrong place to post this but it is a quick one so...

    is a sine wave always transverse?

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  3. Jun 24, 2009 #2


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    No, not always.

    Example: hit a tuning fork and hold it up to your ear; the tone you hear is a longitudinal sine wave.
  4. Jun 24, 2009 #3
    thank you
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