Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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Chapter 11 - Oscillations and Waves - Misconceptual Questions: 13

Answer

Choice D.

Work Step by Step

Waves obey the principle of superposition. At any point on the lake, the total displacement of a water molecule is the algebraic sum of the displacements from the 2 waves. Various patterns will be produced when they overlap, and ultimately, the waves pass through one another.
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