Why can you hear someone standing around the comer of a building but not see them? A. Sound waves diffract around the corner, but light waves do not B. Sound waves interfere around the comer, but light waves do not C. Sound waves reflect around the corner, but light waves do not. D. Sound waves refract around the corner, but light waves do not

tamnicufl 2022-09-24 Answered
Why can you hear someone standing around the comer of a building but not see them?
A. Sound waves diffract around the corner, but light waves do not
B. Sound waves interfere around the comer, but light waves do not
C. Sound waves reflect around the corner, but light waves do not.
D. Sound waves refract around the corner, but light waves do not
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pagellera10
Answered 2022-09-25 Author has 7 answers
DIffraction is a wave phenomena in which a wave bends around an obstacle.
The wavelength of the wave must be comparable to the size of the obstacle.
Sound has a much larger wavelenght than light.
Therefore, wavelength of a sound wave is comparable to the size of the obstacle and hence, sound waves bend around the corner and light waves do not.
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