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I don't understand why 'S' waves don't travel through the earth's liquid core when other examples of transverse waves we're given in school do; such as water waves and light waves (I've read a few of the archive Q's about how water waves aren't actually transverse, but I'm still lost, also I've put this as nonaligned as I don't need to konw it. I'm just curious, and it might help me remember which wave is 'P' and which is 'S', articles I've found just say that they won't travel through liquid and that's it - full stop). So anyway, what stops 'S' waves travelling through liquid? Thanks.
Re: S waves - why don't they travel through liquid?
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