Experimental observations have been made of the transmission and reflection of Rayleigh waves by wedges. Results are reported for Rayleigh waves in aluminum wedges. It is observed that the wave shapes of the transmitted and reflected waves differ from that of the incident wave and depend on the angle of the wedge. The change of shape is attributed to an interference between part of the incident wave-form and the radiation from a line source placed at the vertex. A procedure is given for the calculation of the partition between the two terms.

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