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Can you read a radar or any wave when it hits another wave...it changes?

So say a radar wave hits another wave changing it miles away, can you get info of that hit happening miles away from the radar "or" can you only read the wave at the other end once it passes a sensor or radar wave reader?

I have no idea how it works.

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Waves obey the Superposition Principle. It states that waves do not interact with each other. For example, if you take two flashlights, their beams cross each other without scattering, unlike two water jets. So the answer is no, radar waves are not changed by other radar waves.

There are some exceptions like gravitational waves and other non-linear waves, but these are not typical everyday applications.

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