Question 1 Report
Which of the following is not a property of longitudinal waves?
The property that is not associated with longitudinal waves is polarization. Longitudinal waves are waves in which the oscillations of the particles of the medium are in the same direction as the direction of wave propagation. In other words, the wave moves parallel to the oscillations of the particles. Examples of longitudinal waves include sound waves and seismic waves. Compression is a property of longitudinal waves in which the particles of the medium are pushed together, while rarefaction is when the particles are spread apart. Reflection is the property where a wave bounces back after hitting a boundary. Refraction is the property where a wave bends as it passes from one medium to another. Diffraction is the property where a wave bends around a barrier or through an opening.