Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-134-98855-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-13498-855-9

Chapter 14 - Section 14.5 - Interference - Conceptual Example - Page 260: 14.1


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From equation 14.11, we see that the fact that the lengths of these waves are long means that they are travelling at a faster speed. The speed of waves is caused by the wind in the ocean, so if these waves are travelling quickly, there must be some wind storm out at the sea that may be coming toward land.
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