The Waves Produced by Motor Boat Sailing on Water are?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

(A) Transverse

(B) Longitudinal

(C) Longitudinal and Transverse

(D) Stationary

The waves produced by motor boat sailing on the water are longitudinal and transverse. A motorboat moving through the water creates both transverse and longitudinal waves. While longitudinal waves are created deep inside the sea, transverse waves are created above the surface.

Explain Longitudinal Wave and Transverse Wave

Two categories of mechanical waves exist.

Longitudinal Wave

Transverse Wave

The vibrations of longitudinal waves are perpendicular to the wave’s direction of propagation.

The vibrations in transverse waves are perpendicular to the direction of wave motion.

Examples include seismic P-waves, sound waves, and ultrasound waves.

Examples include guitar string vibrations, water surface rippling, and a Mexican wave in a sports arena.

Longitudinal Waves

  • Energy is exchanged between points in longitudinal waves by the vibration of the particles along the wave’s path. In longitudinal waves, particle motion frequently coincides with energy mobility.
  • In this instance, the particles are also dispersed perpendicular to the wave’s motion. Moving compressions along a slinky are an illustration of longitudinal waves. By horizontally pushing and pulling the slinky, we may create a longitudinal wave.
  • Compression and rarefaction are the two different ways that longitudinal waves move. Sound waves are the best illustration of longitudinal waves.

Transverse Waves

  • Particles in transverse waves transfer energy from one spot to another by vibrating perpendicular to the direction of the wave. It means that the direction of particle motion in transverse waves is opposite to the direction of energy motion.
  • The particles in a transverse wave are shifted perpendicular to the wave’s direction of propagation. Transverse waves, such as those that cause ripples on the water’s surface and vibrations in a string, are examples. By swinging the slinky vertically up and down, we may create a horizontal transverse wave. Transverse waves include but are not limited to, radio waves and water waves.
  • A nice example of a transverse wave is the waves that are formed in a string. Transverse waves have what are called peaks and troughs. 


The waves produced by motor boat sailing on water are? (A) Transverse (B) longitudinal (C) Longitudinal and Transverse (D) Stationary

Transverse and longitudinal waves are produced by a motorboat traveling through the water. Transverse waves are produced above the surface, whereas longitudinal waves are produced deep inside the ocean.

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