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TheWorldIsQuietHere

  • 4 years ago

The vibrations produced by a jackhammer are used to break up pavement. What type of waves did/does the jackhammer produce into the ground?

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  1. mitosuki
    • 4 years ago
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    Are there choices?

  2. TheWorldIsQuietHere
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    Transverse waves , Longitudinal waves , or Surface waves

  3. mitosuki
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    I think surface waves, because the waves are on the surface, similar to an earthquake

  4. TheWorldIsQuietHere
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    Never thought about it that way. I kinda figured Longitudinal but even so that was just a guess. Thanks

  5. mitosuki
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    No prob, if I'm wrong, Im soo sorry, but it depends on what your teacher has taught you as well.

  6. Jemurray3
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    Pressure waves are longitudinal waves. Surface waves are complex, and typically occur at the interface between two media, like waves on the surface of the ocean. A jackhammer would create pressure waves that broke up the pavement, so they would be longitudinal.

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