Analysis: Wave Energy Phenomena

Analysis: Wave Energy Phenomena

In a wave energy can move from one place to another, however the actually matter particles will return to its original place (1). The waves however don’t go back to their original place but go to their desired location (2). The reason why the transport of matter doesn’t exist is because you would need other matter to move or other matter to have a force which would cause the other object to move (1). The differences between transverse and longitudinal can include that the longitudinal waves move in the same direction as there medium, while as a transverse  angle moves at a right angle away(4). There are other differences which include that in longitudinal  moves in a side to side motion while the transverse waves move in an up and down motion (3) (4).

Although the waves have their differences the waves do have some similarities which include that they both can exist in solid and liquid. Another similarity is that an earthquake Is one wave but the other wave is caused and is the second wave involved.  This means there is a link in the two waves even if they have different motions and do different things in polarization (4). The wave speed can also be known as wave velocity (5). The definition of wave speed “wave velocity” is the distance the wave traveled over a certain period of time (5). The length of the wave also matters so if there are two waves and you have a shorter one and a longer one the longer wave would be faster. (5). Once there is the speed of the wave you will see that it affects the objects like an earthquake which can damage a huge area.

The next thing to discuss as I mentioned above is wave length, The wavelength of the wave affects the wave (2) (5). I have already mentioned that longer waves are faster but if you have shorter waves they are slower (4). The reason is the shorter wave lengths have to travel farther which in turns slows it down and it covers more distance (5).

The final thing I need to discuss frequency of waves. Frequency of waves is how often they pass through other particles through the medium (6). This concludes that it is the amount of time it moves the range in a set period of time. In conclusion we are effected by waves in every part of our life and that’s some examples of waves and what they do.



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