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# What happens when the crest and trough collide?

Updated: 12/13/2022

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The highest point of a transverse wave is known as the crest, while the lowest point is called the trough. When the crest of one wave strikes against the trough of another wave, the forces of energy working in opposite directions with cancel out the effects of each other.

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