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What is the main difference between a longitudinal wave and a transverse wave? A longitudinal wave travels faster than a transverse wave. A transverse wave always has a larger amplitude than a longitudinal wave. The motion of the medium is parallel to a longitudinal wave and perpendicular to a transverse wave. The frequency is directly proportional to wavelength in a longitudinal wave but inversely proportional in a transverse wave

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    The key is to think about the direction in which the particles of the medium are moving, compared to the direction of wave travel.

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