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

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.

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.

Introduction to the Physics of Landslides

Author: Fabio Vittorio de Blasio
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400711220
Release Date: 2011-05-13
Genre: Science

Landslides represent one of the most destructive natural catastrophes. They can reach extremely long distances and velocities, and are capable of wiping out human communities and settlements. Yet landslides have a creative facet as they contribute to the modification of the landscape. They are the consequence of the gravity pull jointly with the tectonic disturbance of our living planet. Landslides are most often studied within a geotechnical and geomorphological perspective. Engineering calculations are traditionally applied to the stability of terrains. In this book, landslides are viewed as a physical phenomenon. A physical understanding of landslides is a basis for modeling and mitigation and for understanding their flow behavior and dynamics. We still know relatively little about many aspects of landslide physics. It is only recently that the field of landslide dynamics is approaching a more mature stage. This is testified by the release of modelling tools for the simulation of landslides and debris flows. In this book the emphasis is placed on the problems at the frontier of landslide research. Each chapter is self-consistent, with questions and arguments introduced from the beginning.

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

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.

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.

Introduction To The Physics and Techniques of Remote Sensing

Author: Charles Elachi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471783381
Release Date: 2006-05-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The science and engineering of remote sensing--theory andapplications The Second Edition of this authoritative book offers readers theessential science and engineering foundation needed to understandremote sensing and apply it in real-world situations. Thoroughlyupdated to reflect the tremendous technological leaps made sincethe publication of the first edition, this book covers the gamut ofknowledge and skills needed to work in this dynamic field,including: * Physics involved in wave-matter interaction, the building blocksfor interpreting data * Techniques used to collect data * Remote sensing applications The authors have carefully structured and organized the book tointroduce readers to the basics, and then move on to more advancedapplications. Following an introduction, Chapter 2 sets forth thebasic properties of electromagnetic waves and their interactionswith matter. Chapters 3 through 7 cover the use of remote sensingin solid surface studies, including oceans. Each chapter covers onemajor part of the electromagnetic spectrum (e.g., visible/nearinfrared, thermal infrared, passive microwave, and activemicrowave). Chapters 8 through 12 then cover remote sensing in the study ofatmospheres and ionospheres. Each chapter first presents the basicinteraction mechanism, followed by techniques to acquire, measure,and study the information, or waves, emanating from the mediumunder investigation. In most cases, a specific advanced sensor isused for illustration. The book is generously illustrated with fifty percent new figures.Numerous illustrations are reproduced in a separate section ofcolor plates. Examples of data acquired from spaceborne sensors areincluded throughout. Finally, a set of exercises, along with asolutions manual, is provided. This book is based on an upper-level undergraduate and first-yeargraduate course taught by the authors at the California Instituteof Technology. Because of the multidisciplinary nature of the fieldand its applications, it is appropriate for students in electricalengineering, applied physics, geology, planetary science,astronomy, and aeronautics. It is also recommended for any engineeror scientist interested in working in this exciting field.

Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy

Author: Jolien D. E. Creighton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527636044
Release Date: 2012-01-09
Genre: Science

This most up-to-date, one-stop reference combines coverage of both theory and observational techniques, with introductory sections to bring all readers up to the same level. Written by outstanding researchers directly involved with the scientific program of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the book begins with a brief review of general relativity before going on to describe the physics of gravitational waves and the astrophysical sources of gravitational radiation. Further sections cover gravitational wave detectors, data analysis, and the outlook of gravitational wave astronomy and astrophysics.

Introduction to the Physics of Highly Charged Ions

Author: Heinrich F. Beyer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420034097
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Science

Emphasizing a physical understanding with many illustrations, Introduction to the Physics of Highly Charged Ions covers the major areas of x-ray radiation and elementary atomic processes occurring with highly charged ions in hot laboratory and astrophysical plasmas. Topics include light and ion sources, spectroscopy, atomic structure, magnetic and QED effects, and a thorough look at atomic collisions, from elementary processes in plasmas to ion-surface interaction and hollow atoms. Avoiding unnecessary mathematical details, this book is accessible to a broad range of readers, including graduate students and researchers.