Science (please help)
posted by scooby91320002 .
Why is it that S wave cannot pass through liquids?
There is an excellent animated illustration of the various type so seismic waves, and liquid surface waves, at
S-waves are transverse waves, in which molecular motion is perpendicular to the direction of propagation of the wave. Inside a liquid, such motion is rapidly attentuated by viscous forces, since molecules do not have to return to the same place.