Lecture25 - propagation direction so there are 2 transverse...

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Longitudinal vs. Transverse waves Motion is along the direction of propagation— longitudinal polarization Motion is transverse to the direction of propagation— transverse polarization Space has 3 dimensions, of which 2 are transverse to the
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Unformatted text preview: propagation direction, so there are 2 transverse waves in addition to the potential longitudinal one. The direction of the wave’s variations is called its polarization . Transverse: Longitudinal:...
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course PHYS 2163 taught by Professor Briscoe during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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