In a transverse wave, the medium (in this case water) vibrates at right angles to the direction that the wave travels. Here, notice that the cork bobs up and down while the wave moves to the right.

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Aeolian Harp
Big Drum
Blue Sky
Electromagnetic Spectrum
Lariat Chain
Polarized Radio Waves
Polarized Sunglasses
Resonant Bubble
Resonant Rings
String Analogy
Water Waves
Wave Diffraction
Wave Machine
Wave Upon Wave

Doppler effect
Simple Harmonic Motion
Waves - Travelling

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