Can water waves be reflected and refracted? Give examples. Does Huygens's principle apply to water waves? Explain.

chivistaelmore 2022-07-19 Answered
Can water waves be reflected and refracted? Give examples. Does Huygens's principle apply to water waves? Explain.
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Jaycee Figueroa
Answered 2022-07-20 Author has 10 answers
Waves can both reflect and refract. An example of reflection is when a wave hitsa wall of some sorts and reflects back out to see. An example of refraction is when a wave moves from shallow water out to deeper water.
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Jadon Melendez
Answered 2022-07-21 Author has 4 answers
Both reflection and refraction can occur with water waves. Example of reflection is reflection of water waves in pool from the boundary of pool. When water waves are traveling from deep water to shallow water, speed of water wave decreases. Since speed of waves changes when water waves cross boundary deep water-shallow water, refraction of water waves occur.
Huygens's principle applies to all waves, including water waves.
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