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  • Secondary or shear wave (sometimes called an elastic S-wave) is one of the two main types of elastic body waves that move through the body of an object, unlike surface waves. The S-wave moves as a transverse wave, so motion is perpendicular to the direction of wave propagation. See p-wave.

    April 23, 2009