||Vibrations of medium particles are perpendicular to the direction of the propagation of wave.
||Vibrations of medium particles are along the direction of the propagation of the wave.
||Produced in solids and liquids.
||Produced in solids, liquids and gases.
||Consists of crest and trough.
||Consists of compression and rarefaction.
||Speed of this wave is more.
||Speed of this wave is less.
||It can travel in electromagnetic field.
||It cannot travel in electromagnetic field.
||Material medium is not required for its transmission.
||Material medium is essential for its transmission.
||They can be polarized.
||They cannot be polarized.
||There is no pressure and density variation.
||There is pressure and density variation.
||Examples: surface water waves, waves on string, EM waves.
||Examples: sound waves, seismic waves.
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Differences between transverse and longitudinal waves