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After looking at sound waves in this way, why do you think people prefer to view sound waves transverse waves rather than longitudinal?

Answer

"If we consider a longitudinal wave, it is traveling parallel and in alignment with the medium it is passing. One can comprehend it as a prolonged slinky. By slightly pushing and retreating the slinky to its initial position, a wave propagates following the coils of the slinky. Similarly, sound waves follow this behavior, but the medium comprises all the particles present in the air."