What are longitudinal waves? Give two examples

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What are longitudinal waves? Give two examples.
Answer:
The waves in which the particles of medium oscillate to and fro from their mean position in the direction of propagation of waves are called longitudinal waves.
Examples:

  • Sound waves in air.
  • The waves which travel along the spring (or slinky) when it is pushed and pulled at one end.