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  1. Apr 15, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    In my physics syllabus it says

    Estimate the power available from a water wave of given dimensions;

    What does this mean?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Apr 15, 2007 #2


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    Each wave represents some amount of energy based on its size, and a number of waves per unit time would represent a power, which is the rate at which energy is produced, delievered or transferred.

    Ostensibly, one has wave height (amplitude), wavelength and speed?
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