Q: What is the term for two waves interacting with each other?

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When the crest of one wave overlaps the trough of another, this produces destructive interference. If both original waves are equal in amplitude, then nothing will remain. The waves completely cancel out. However, if one waver is larger in amplitude, then there will still be a wave left over after they meet, but it will be smaller. The amplitude of the new wave will be the larger wave amplitude minus the smaller wave amplitude one. The opposite can also occur. If the crests of two waves overlap, then it produces constructive interference (resulting in one larger wave).

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When two waves meet, their interaction is known as interference.

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When the crest of one wave overlaps the trough of another, this produces destructive interference. If both original waves are equal in amplitude, then nothing will remain. The waves completely cancel out. However, if one waver is larger in amplitude, then there will still be a wave left over after they meet, but it will be smaller. The amplitude of the new wave will be the larger wave amplitude minus the smaller wave amplitude one. The opposite can also occur. If the crests of two waves overlap, then it produces constructive interference (resulting in one larger wave).

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