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When a stone is thrown into the water then transverse waves are formed but it is said that longitudinal waves can travel through any medium solid , liquid and gases then why a longitudinal wave does not form in water when a stone is thrown.

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  • $\begingroup$ Have a look at this video - Ripples in a pond - which shows the two types of waves formed when a stone is thrown into a pond. $\endgroup$ – Farcher Nov 26 '19 at 14:24
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Longitudinal waves are formed, but the thing is that you cannot see a longitudinal wave even in water. The sound produced in water, due to the stone is a longitudinal wave only, the disturbance on the surface however is a transverse wave only.

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