Physics
Grade-8
Easy

Question

The picture below represents a ____ wave.

  1. Transverse wave
  2. Longitudinal wave
  3. Sound wave
  4. Water wave

hintHint:

Particles move up and down

The correct answer is: Transverse wave


    • In a transverse wave, the particles are displaced perpendicular to the direction the wave travels.
    • It forms an alternate pattern of crest and trough.
    • Like in transverse waves, water molecules move up and down in a vertical direction when the water travels in a horizontal direction along with the water's surface.
    • So, the correct option is a.