What are compression waves?

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1. A compression wave is when the particles in a wave are close together and not spread out.
2. A compression wave is where the pressure in the waves is higher than atmospheric pressure in that particular area where the particles come together.
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What is a compression wave?

group of molecules that is squeezed together. or A wave propagated by means of the compression of a fluid, as a sound wave in air is. or a mechanical wave in which matter in

Are surface waves compression waves?

No. surface waves on the surface of water is transverse in nature. It has crests and troughs. Compression and rarefaction will be in longitudinal wave. example sound waves.

How is a sound wave a compression wave?

As a sound wave travels it compresses the air particles around it together in order for it to travel because a wave cannot travel if the matter it uses isn't connected.

How do you know that electromagnetic wave are not compression wave?

If they were they would not travel through a vacuum because there would be nothing to compress. But they do travel through vacuums, so they can't be compression waves. More

What happens if a sound wave is compressed?

it is unclear what you mean. One form of 'compression' would be the dopplar effect whereby a object producing sound is moving towards the listener. The sound heard by the list

Are seismic waves compression waves?

There are four types of seismic waves, the P-wave, S-wave and the Love and Rayleigh waves. Of these four types, the P-wave is a longitudinal / compression wave.