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why is a longitudinal wave is reflected from open end, whenwe know that atmosphere present at open end?...

why is a longitudinal wave is reflected from open end, whenwe know that atmosphere present at open end?...

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SAGAR SINGH - IIT DELHI
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11 years ago

A wave is a disturbance of a medium which transports energy through the medium without permanently transporting matter. In a wave, particles of the medium are temporarily displaced and then return to their original position. There are a variety of ways to categorize waves. One way to categorize waves is to say that there are longitudinal and transverse waves. In a transverse wave, particles of the medium are displaced in a direction perpendicular to the direction of energy transport. In a longitudinal wave, particles of the medium are displaced in a direction parallel to energy transport. The animation below depicts a longitudinal pulse in a medium.

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