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Thinking Qns on Wave Motion

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Hi all,

Considering the nature of a water wave, how is the coconut going to move inland, say it is in the middle of the ocean(pacific)? Am i correct to say that the coconut bobs straight up and down.

Thx!

Any help will be appreciated
 

mezarashi

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While it is true that waves only move objects up and down, in the ocean there are currents and especially at a coast, there are strong winds blowing in shore. You would know this having been to a beach. This is enough to slowly wash almost everything ashore.
 
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Thx for the help
 

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