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Transverse waves

  1. Apr 14, 2010 #1
    1. why are transverse waves known as shear waves?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 14, 2010 #2
    I think it is because that the transverse wave is such a wave which its disturbance (or oscillation) is in a direction perpendicular to the direction of motion of the wave..
     
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