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Problem: A sound wave is aA) longitudinal wave.B) transverse wave.C) standing wave.D) shock wave.E) none of the above.

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We have two types of waves. The waves are classified based on how particles are displaced relative to the direction of propagation of the wave.

Transverse: Particles oscillate perpendicular to the direction of propagation of the wave.

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A sound wave is a
A) longitudinal wave.
B) transverse wave.
C) standing wave.
D) shock wave.
E) none of the above.

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