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Waves are one way in which energy can move from one place to another.
The waves that you see at the beach are the result of the kinetic energy of water particles passing through the
water.Other types of energy (such as light, heat, and radio waves) can travel in this way as well.
If you look at the waves on the sea they seem to move in one direction .... towards you.However, the particles that
make up the wave only move up and down.Look at the animation, on the right, although the wave seems to be moving from left to right the blue particle is only
moving up and down.