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What usually happens if waves are refracted?

They change speed gradually, resulting in a curved path. But if properties change suddenly, the wave speed changes abruptly and the path has a kink


What are P-waves?

-travel through solids and liquids
-travel faster than S-waves
(Seismic wave)


What are S-waves?

-can't travel through liquids or gases
-slower than P-waves
(Seismic wave)