I have been told that trasverse wave propogates by the oscillation of medium particles in direction perpendicular to propogation.
Consider a wave on a taught string (x-y plane). What is the mechanism of movement of the same sinosudial function along the string?
Suppose we start moving the particle on one end sinosudialy the how come the next particle also moves sinosudialy? How does elastic force between them does this work? If we displace the particle, there is some elastic force developed which is at some angle with horizontal so the next particle should move at some angle and its vertical displacement should be less than the previous one.
So how come in a propogating wave all particle rise to the same height?