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CIE 5308 - Breakwaters and Closure Dams
5: Use of Theory

Statement 1 of 16

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The fact that we have a semi-diurnal tide has to do with the fact that the centrifugal forces moves the water to two sides of the earth

  You agreed with the statement Your answer is Wrong
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Explanation:

Not at all, the two bulges are caused by two different phenomena. The bulge at the side of the moon is caused by the attraction of the moon, the bulge on the other side by the centrifugal force caused by the rotation of the moon around a common centre of gravity.


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