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Which of the following statements is true about Huygens’s principle of secondary wavelets?
  1. It can be used to explain the particle behavior of waves.
  2. It states that each point on a wavefront can be considered a new wave source.
  3. It can be used to find the velocity of a wave.
  4. All of the above.
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This is College Physics Answers with Shaun Dychko. Huygens's Princple says that each point on a wavefront can be considered a new wave source. And so, a wavefront actually consists of many points, each of which are themselves, point sources of the wave.