Distinguish between a compression and a rarefaction.

Conceptual Physics | 12th Edition | ISBN: 9780321909107 | Authors: Paul G. Hewitt

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Problem 5RQ

Distinguish between a ?compression? and a ?rarefaction.

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Solution 5RQ STEP 1: There are two kinds of waves, 1) transverse and 2) longitudinal. Transverse waves are the waves where the direction of the wave motion is perpendicular to the vibration of the medium. But in longitudinal waves, the wave travels in the same direction as the vibration of the medium. STEP 2: Compression and rarefaction occurs in longitudinal waves only. While vibrating, some moments come where there are more particles gathered in a small volume...

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Textbook: Conceptual Physics
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Author: Paul G. Hewitt
ISBN: 9780321909107

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