# Describe the common features and differences between traveling waves and standing waves.

Describe the common features and differences between traveling waves and standing waves.
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Abraham Norris
Difference: Transverse waves carry energy, whereas standing waves do not carry energy. The former exists in open space while the latter is in confined space. There are places on a standing wave that never move (nodes).
Similarity: Both are solutions of the same partial differential wave equation.
Transverse waves carry energy, standing waves don't. Both are solutions of partial differential equation.