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 3 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?
 3 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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TheWorldIsQuietHere
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Transverse waves , Longitudinal waves , or Surface waves

mitosuki
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2I think surface waves, because the waves are on the surface, similar to an earthquake

TheWorldIsQuietHere
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Never thought about it that way. I kinda figured Longitudinal but even so that was just a guess. Thanks

mitosuki
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2No prob, if I'm wrong, Im soo sorry, but it depends on what your teacher has taught you as well.

Jemurray3
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Pressure 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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