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The speed of surface waves in water decreases as the water

Physics with MasteringPhysics | 4th Edition | ISBN: 9780321541635 | Authors: James S. Walker ISBN: 9780321541635 54

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Problem 3P

Problem 3P

The speed of surface waves in water decreases as the water becomes shallower. Suppose waves travel across the surface of a lake with a speed of 2.0 m/s and a wavelength of 1.5 m. When these waves move into a shallower part of the lake, their speed decreases to 1.6 m/s, though their frequency remains the same. Find the wavelength of the waves in the shallower water.

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To find the wavelength of the waves in the shallower water.

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Textbook: Physics with MasteringPhysics
Edition: 4
Author: James S. Walker
ISBN: 9780321541635

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