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Define shear waves? Shear waves are transverse wave, Sound waves are longitudinal waves, but you said Sound waves from solid as shear waves i.e. sound waves are transverse or longitudinal? Explain

Define shear waves?
 
Shear waves are transverse wave,
Sound waves are longitudinal waves, but 
you said 
Sound waves from solid as shear waves i.e. sound waves are transverse or longitudinal? Explain 

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Arun
25763 Points
2 years ago
Sound is a longitudinal wave and propagates from the solid into the gas as a longitudinal wave. It is possible to get transverse waves in solids and they are generally known as shear waves. However we would not normally describe a shear wave as asound waveShear waves in a solidwill not propagate into a gas

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