Problem: Differentiate between wave velocity and particle velocity. Compare their directions for longitudinal as well as transverse waves.

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Wave velocity:

v = fλ

Is the velocity of the wave as it travels in space.

On the other hand, particle velocity is expressed as:

vy=Aωcos(kx±ωt)

and is the velocity of the particle as it vibrates about its equilibrium position. 

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Differentiate between wave velocity and particle velocity. Compare their directions for longitudinal as well as transverse waves.

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