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Re: sound waves in water

Sound waves in water are longitudinal (compression) waves.  The
underlying physics is the same for air and water, just the material
properties (and hence the speed of sound) of the two fluids are


On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 5:46 PM, Sarah Hargus Ferguson
<sarah.ferguson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> A student asked me a question the other day thatâs got me stumped:
> Sound waves in air are longitudinal, and water waves have both transverse
> and longitudinal elements. But what about sound waves in water?