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Vibrations and Waves in Physics - Iain G. Main

Vibrations and Waves in Physics

Paperback Published: 18th October 1993
ISBN: 9780521447010
Number Of Pages: 380

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This book is designed as a text for an undergraduate course on vibrations and waves. The overall objectives of the book are to lead the student through the basic physical concepts of vibrations and waves and to demonstrate how these concepts unify a wide variety of familiar physics. This new edition contains an elementary, descriptive introduction to the important ideas of chaos. The author has also taken pains to update the applications. As with previous editions, the book contains numerous problems with hints and numerical solutions.

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"...an excellent book which can be thoroughly recommended either for use as a text for an undergraduate course introducing the student to many of the widely-pervading notions connected with vibrations and waves, or indeed for anyone who feels the need to broaden his knowledge in this sphere." Nature "This second edition is undeniably even better and should become a standard text for waves courses in many disciplines, in addition to its original home in a physics department." Physics Education "...A masterful accomplishment." American Journal of Physics "...[has] gone beyond the diet of springs and strings that dominates the traditional, unimaginative waves-and-oscillations course...[brings] in plenty of real-world applications such as transmission of electromagnetic waves, and lead[s] the reader to quantum theory in a mainly painless introduction." Tania Monteiro, New Scientist

Free vibrations
Free vibrations in physics
Damping
Damping in physics
Forced vibrations
Forced vibrations in physics
Anharmonic vibrations
Two-coordinate vibrations
Non-dispersive waves
Non-dispersive waves in physics
Fourier theory
Dispersion
Water waves
Electromagnetic waves
De Broglie waves
Solitary waves
Plane waves at boundaries
Diffraction
Answers to problems, and hints for solution
Constants and units
Index
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ISBN: 9780521447010
ISBN-10: 0521447011
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 18th October 1993
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 3

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