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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of S waves?. A. They travel more slowly than P waves. . B. They are also called longitudinal waves. . C. They shake particles at right angles to their direction of travel. . D. They cannot be transmitted through water or air.

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Roger Moore on December 30, 2018

Option correct answer is :B) are also called longitudinal waves.Explanation:S-waves, secondary waves, or shear waves, are of a flexible type of wave are also one of the two main types of elastic body waves, so called because they travel through the body of an object, unlike surface waves. It pushes and pulls the rock it travels through just like sound waves push and pull the air. The second type of body wave is the S wave or secondary wave, which is the next wave you feel in an earthquake. A S wave is delayed than a P wave and can only move through solid rock, not through any fluid medium.


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