# Do high or low waves have more energy?

## Do high or low waves have more energy?

A higher-frequency wave has more energy than a lower-frequency wave with the same amplitude.

## Do water waves have energy?

Waves are actually energy passing through the water, causing it to move in a circular motion. As a wave passes through water, not only does the surface water follow an orbital motion, but a column of water below it (down to half of the wave’s wavelength) completes the same movement.

Is water wave longitudinal or transverse?

Light and other types of electromagnetic radiation are transverse waves. All types of electromagnetic waves travel at the same speed through a vacuum , such as through space. Water waves and S waves are also transverse waves.

What’s the difference between longitudinal and transverse waves?

The direction of these oscillations is the difference between longitudinal or transverse waves. In longitudinal waves , the vibrations are parallel to the direction of wave travel. In transverse waves , the vibrations are at right angles to the direction of wave travel.

### How do you know if a wave has high energy?

The energy in a wave is determined by two variables. One is amplitude, which is the distance from the rest position of a wave to the top or bottom. Large amplitude waves contain more energy. The other is frequency, which is the number of waves that pass by each second.

### What frequency has the most energy?

Gamma rays
Gamma rays have the highest energies, the shortest wavelengths, and the highest frequencies.

Where do waves get their energy?

Ocean waves get their energy mainly from the winds that blow across their surface.

Can transverse waves travel in gas?

Transverse waves cannot propagate in a gas or a liquid because there is no mechanism for driving motion perpendicular to the propagation of the wave.

#### What is a real life example of a transverse wave?

Examples of transverse waves include vibrations on a string and ripples on the surface of water. We can make a horizontal transverse wave by moving the slinky vertically up and down. In a longitudinal wave the particles are displaced parallel to the direction the wave travels.