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how is momentum traansferred in positive direction transverse wave while particles oscillate up and down?

how is momentum traansferred in positive direction transverse wave while particles oscillate up and down?
 

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Arun
25758 Points
3 years ago
If we watch a leaf on a pond as a ripple goes by we observe that it does not travel with the wave; it merely moves up and down at the same position. This fact implies that a wave transports both energy and momentum without transporting matter.

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