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Basic wave theory
Deep water waves
Shallow water waves
Waves in water of varying depth
Wave trains
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An interesting fact about deep water waves is that the surface of such a wave takes the form of a trochoid. Recall that a trochoid is the curve traced by the bolt on a wheel as the wheel rolls along the ground. The relationship is shown in the diagram below.

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