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Topic: Chapt13.4.08 Can there be a triple transverse wave, a guiding wave?
#1044 New Physics #1164 ATOM TOTALITY 5th ed

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Brian Q. Hutchings

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Re: Chapt13.4.08 Can there be a triple transverse wave, a guiding
wave? #1044 New Physics #1164 ATOM TOTALITY 5th ed

Posted: Dec 2, 2012 4:30 PM
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the "geometrical optics picture" of a "ray of light,"
is nothing but a single (arbitrary) normal
to the wavefront, as adduced by Huyghens' wavelets.

there are no "massless rocks o'light."

> But now, when a light wave hits water it bends in water and physics
> has never given any clear understanding of why a straight line moving
> light wave would actually be bent upon entering a new medium.




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