What are tge two kinds of sound waves

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The two kind of sound waves are
On the basis of energy propagation
 Transverse waves Longitudinal waves Particles of the medium vibrates in a direction perpendicular to the direction of propagation of wave. Particles of a medium vibrate in the direction of wave motion. It travels in the form of crests (C) and troughs (T). It travels in the form of compression (C) and rarefaction (R). Transverse waves can be transmitted through solids, they can be setup on the surface of liquids. But they can not be transmitted into liquids and gases. These waves can be transmitted through solids, liquids and gases because for these waves propagation, volume elasticity is necessary. Medium should posses the property of rigidity Medium should posses the property of elasticity Transverse waves can be polarised. Longitudinal waves can not be polarised.

Audible or sound waves : Range 20 Hz to 20 KHz. These are generated by vibrating bodies such as vocal cords, stretched strings or membrane.

(i) Infrasonic waves : Frequency lie below 20 Hz and wavelengths are greater than 16.6 cm. Example : waves produced during earth quake, ocean waves etc.

(ii) Ultrasonic waves : Frequency greater than 20 KHz. Human ear cannot detect these waves, certain creatures such as mosquito, dog and bat show response to these. As velocity of sound in air is 332 m/sec so the wavelength λ< 1.66 cm. These waves are used for navigation under water (SONAR). They are used in ultrasonography (in photography or scanning soft tissue of body). Their used to repel mosquitoes or attract fishes.
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the two kinds of sound waves are longitudinal and transversal
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