Introduction to the Physics of Waves

Author: Tim Freegarde
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521197571
Release Date: 2012-11-08
Genre: Science

Balancing concise mathematical analysis with real-world examples and practical applications, to provide a clear and approachable introduction to wave phenomena.

The Physics of Waves

Author: Howard Georgi
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
ISBN: UOM:39015025294284
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Science

Discusses harmonic oscillation, forced oscillation, continuum limit, longitudinal oscillations and sound, traveling waves, signals, Fourier analysis, polarization, interference, and diffraction

Musical Sound

Author: Michael J. Moravcsik
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461505778
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Music

This text has been out of print since 1990; it was originally published by Solomon Press in 1987. Several experts in the field have verified that the information in the book remains constant; nothing has, or will, change in the basic science of musical sound. It explains the science of musical sound without the encumbrance of detailed mathematics. It will appeal to music lovers as well as students of music and students of physics. It can easily be promoted with our physics program.

Fusion Plasma Diagnostics with mm Waves

Author: Hans-Jürgen Hartfuß
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527676248
Release Date: 2013-08-22
Genre: Science

Filling a gap in the literature, this introduction to the topic covers the physics of the standard microwave diagnostics established on modern fusion experiments, and the necessary technological background from the field of microwave engineering. Written by well-known mm-wave diagnosticians in the field of fusion physics, the textbook includes such major diagnostic techniques as electron cyclotron emission, interferometry, reflectometry, polarimetry, and scattering.

Introduction to Understandable Physics

Author: Will Winn
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781449075774
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Education

Will Winn has written {Introduction to Understandable Physics} with the goal of presenting physics concepts in a building-block fashion. In {Volume II} mathematical tools covered in {Volume I} are summarized in an Appendix, as a reference for learning the physics. As {Volume II} builds on the {Mechanics} of {Volume I}, it is expected that the student will have mastered the material of this earlier volume. The present volume begins with a historical review of how the atomic nature of matter was discovered. Then this background is applied in the study of solids, liquids, and gases. Next the kinetic nature of gases is extended to examine heat and temperature concepts for the above states of matter. Following a study of heat transfer modes (conduction, convection, and radiation), thermodynamics is introduced to examine heat engines and the concept of entropy. Next a study of the general nature of waves is appropriate, since a number of wave speeds had already been developed in the preceding examination of mechanics, matter and heat. Finally, these wave concepts are applied to a study of sound, including human response and the nature of music. Near the end of each chapter a [Simple Projects] section suggests experiments and/or field trips that may serve to reinforce the physics covered. Some of the experiments are simple enough for students to explore alone, while others benefit from equipment available to physics instructors. When opportune, the text develops relations that are revisited much later in the text. For example, both Chapters 16 and 17 develop the Stefan-Boltzmann radiation law, which is shown to be consistent with the Planck radiation law based on quantum concepts, in {Volume IV} Chapter 29. Also {optional} text sections provide students with a deeper appreciation of the subject matter; however they are not required for continuity. Some of these optional topics can be candidates for term projects.

Fundamentals of Waves and Oscillations

Author: K. U. Ingard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052133957X
Release Date: 1988-07-28
Genre: Science

This is a complete introduction to the theory of waves and oscillations as encountered by physics and engineering students. It discusses both the mathematical theory and the physics of phenomena such as waves in fluids, electromagnetic waves, and discrete coupled oscillators in mechanics and electronics. The author gives a description of the mathematics of complex amplitudes and introduces forced and free oscillations and normal modes of resonance. Chapters cover wave guides, barrier penetration, and electromagnetic transmission. One section, devoted solely to surface waves, includes a discussion on light scattering and the determination of surface tension and viscosity, plasma oscillations, and feedback oscillations. Ideas and equations are displayed for easy reference, and sets of exercises follow each chapter.

Introduction to Vibrations and Waves

Author: H. John Pain
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118698365
Release Date: 2015-01-20
Genre: Science

Based on the successful multi-edition book “The Physics of Vibrations and Waves” by John Pain, the authors carry over the simplicity and logic of the approach taken in the original first edition with its focus on the patterns underlying and connecting so many aspects of physical behavior, whilst bringing the subject up-to-date so it is relevant to teaching in the 21st century. The transmission of energy by wave propagation is a key concept that has applications in almost every branch of physics with transmitting mediums essentially acting as a continuum of coupled oscillators. The characterization of these simple oscillators in terms of three parameters related to the storage, exchange, and dissipation of energy forms the basis of this book. The text moves naturally on from a discussion of basic concepts such as damped oscillations, diffraction and interference to more advanced topics such as transmission lines and attenuation, wave guides, diffusion, Fourier series, and electromagnetic waves in dielectrics and conductors. Throughout the text the emphasis on the underlying principles helps readers to develop their physics insight as an aid to problem solving. This book provides undergraduate students of physics and engineering with the mathematical tools required for full mastery of the concepts. With worked examples presented throughout the text, as well as the Problem sets concluding each chapter, this textbook will enable students to develop their skills and measure their understanding of each topic step-by-step. A companion website is also available, which includes solutions to chapter problems and PowerPoint slides. Review of “The Physics of Vibrations and Waves 6e“ This is an excellent textbook, full of interesting material clearly explained and fully worthy of being studied by future contributors ..." Journal of Sound and Vibration

Vibrations and Waves in Physics

Author: Iain G. Main
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521447011
Release Date: 1993-07-30
Genre: Science

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.

Wave Motion as Inquiry

Author: Fernando Espinoza
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319457581
Release Date: 2016-12-07
Genre: Science

This undergraduate textbook on the physics of wave motion in optics and acoustics avoids presenting the topic abstractly in order to emphasize real-world examples. While providing the needed scientific context, Dr. Espinoza also relies on students' own experience to guide their learning. The book's exercises and labs strongly emphasize this inquiry-based approach. A strength of inquiry-based courses is that the students maintain a higher level of engagement when they are studying a topic that they have an internal motivation to know, rather than solely following the directives of a professor. "Wave Motion" takes those threads of engagement and interest and weaves them into a coherent picture of wave phenomena. It demystifies key components of life around us--in music, in technology, and indeed in everything we perceive--even for those without a strong math background, who might otherwise have trouble approaching the subject matter.

An Introduction to the Physics of Particle Accelerators

Author: Mario Conte
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789812779601
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Science

"This book provides a concise and coherent introduction to the physics of particle accelerators, with attention being paid to the design of an accelerator for use as an experimental tool. In the second edition, new chapters on spin dynamics of polarized beams as well as instrumentation and measurements are included, with a discussion of frequency spectra and Schottky signals. The additional material also covers quadratic Lie groups and integration highlighting new techniques using Cayley transforms, detailed estimation of collider luminosities, and new problems."--BOOK JACKET.

Introduction to Wave Scattering Localization and Mesoscopic Phenomena

Author: Ping Sheng
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540291565
Release Date: 2006-08-25
Genre: Science

Waves represent an important topic of study in physics, mathematics, and engineering. This volume is a resource book for those interested in understanding the physics underlying nanotechnology and mesoscopic phenomena. It aims to bridge the gap between the textbooks and research frontiers in wave related topics.