What are the differences between progressive waves and stationary waves?
The differences between progressive waves and stationary waves are as listed below:
| Progressive waves || Stationary waves |
| The disturbance travels forward. || |
The disturbances are confined to aparticular region.
| The amplitude of vibration ofeach particle is same. ||The amplitude is zero at nodes and goeson increasing to become maximum at antinodes.|
| Energy is transferred forwardalong the waves. || No transfer of energy is in the medium. |
| No particles in the medium are atrest. |