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Waves

Waves

  • Author: Fredric Raichlen
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262304961
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 256
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Sitting on the beach on a sunny summer day, we enjoy the steady advance and retreat of the waves. In the water, enthusiastic waders jump and shriek with pleasure when a wave hits them. But where do these waves come from? How are they formed and why do they break on the shore? In Waves, Fredric Raichlen traces the evolution of waves, from their generation in the deep ocean to their effects on the coast. He explains, in a way that is readily understandable to nonscientists, both the science of waves themselves and the technology that can be used to protect us against their more extreme forms, including hurricanes and tsunamis. After offering a basic definition of waves and explaining the mechanics of wind-wave generation, Raichlen describes how waves travel, how they shoal (rise), how they break, and how they transform in other ways. He goes on to describe, among other things, the complicated sun-Earth-moon combinations that create astronomical tides (the high and low tides that occur daily and predictably); the effects of waves on the beach, including rip currents and beach erosion, and on harbors and shipping; and the building of breakwaters to protect harbors and bays. He discusses hurricanes, storm surges, and hurricane-generated waves. He offers a brief history of tsunamis, including Sumatra's in 2004 and Japan's in 2011, and explains the mechanisms that generate them (including earthquakes, landslides, and volcanoes). Waves can be little ripples that lap peacefully at the shore or monstrous tsunamis that destroy everything in their paths. Describing the science underlying this astonishing variety, Waves offers a different kind of beach reading.

Waves: A Very Short Introduction

Waves: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Mike Goldsmith
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0192525727
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 144
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We live in a world of waves. The Earth shakes to its foundations, the seas and oceans tremble incessantly, sounds reverberate through land, sea, and air. Beneath the skin, our brains and bodies are awash with waves of their own, and the Universe is filled by a vast spectrum of electromagnetic radiation, of which visible light is the narrowest sliver. Casting the net even wider, there are mechanical waves, quantum wave phenomena, and the now clearly detected gravitational waves. Look closer and deeper and more kinds of waves appear, down to the most fundamental level of reality. This Very Short Introduction looks at all the main kinds of wave, their sources, effects, and uses. Mike Goldsmith discusses how wave motion results in a range of phenomena, from reflection, diffraction, interference, and polarization in the case of light waves to beats and echoes for sound. All waves, however different, share many of the same features, and, as Goldsmith shows, for all their complexities many of their behaviours are fundamentally simple. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Waves

Waves

  • Author: Fredric Raichlen
  • Publisher: Mit Press
  • ISBN: 9780262518239
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 236
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A guide to ocean waves traces their evolution from wind-wave generation to coastal effects.

Finite-Elemente-Methoden

Finite-Elemente-Methoden

  • Author: Klaus-Jürgen Bathe
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783540668060
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 1253
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Dieses Lehr- und Handbuch behandelt sowohl die elementaren Konzepte als auch die fortgeschrittenen und zukunftsweisenden linearen und nichtlinearen FE-Methoden in Statik, Dynamik, Festkörper- und Fluidmechanik. Es wird sowohl der physikalische als auch der mathematische Hintergrund der Prozeduren ausführlich und verständlich beschrieben. Das Werk enthält eine Vielzahl von ausgearbeiteten Beispielen, Rechnerübungen und Programmlisten. Als Übersetzung eines erfolgreichen amerikanischen Lehrbuchs hat es sich in zwei Auflagen auch bei den deutschsprachigen Ingenieuren etabliert. Die umfangreichen Änderungen gegenüber der Vorauflage innerhalb aller Kapitel - vor allem aber der fortgeschrittenen - spiegeln die rasche Entwicklung innerhalb des letzten Jahrzehnts auf diesem Gebiet wieder.

New Waves in Philosophy of Science

New Waves in Philosophy of Science

  • Author: P. D. Magnus,Jacob Busch
  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN: 9780230222649
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 288
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"This book captures the diverse array of issues in the rapidly developing area of philosophy of science by bringing together a pool of talented young philosophers from across the globe to debate the field and show where it's heading"--Provided by publishe

New Waves in Philosophical Logic

New Waves in Philosophical Logic

  • Author: G. Restall,G. Russell
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137003723
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 244
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Philosophical logic has been, and continues to be, a driving force behind much progress and development in philosophy more broadly. This collection by up-and-coming philosophical logicians deals with a broad range of topics, including, for example, proof-theory, probability, context-sensitivity, dialetheism and dynamic semantics.

Das Bild der Stadt

Das Bild der Stadt

  • Author: Kevin Lynch
  • Publisher: Birkhäuser
  • ISBN: 3035602166
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 215
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Wie orientieren wir uns in einer Stadt? Woher rühren unsere ganz fest umrissenen visuellen Vorstellungen? Um diese Fragen beantworten zu können, studierte Kevin Lynch die Erfahrungen von Menschen und zeigt damit, wie man das Bild der Stadt wieder lebendiger und einprägsamer machen könnte.

Struktur Und Interpretation Von Computerprogrammen/ Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

Struktur Und Interpretation Von Computerprogrammen/ Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

Eine Informatik-einfhrung/ a Computer Science Introduction

  • Author: Harold Abelson,Julie Sussman,Gerald Jay Sussman
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9783540423423
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 682
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Die Übersetzung der bewährten Einführung in die Informatik, entstanden am Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), wird seit Jahren erfolgreich in der Lehre eingesetzt. Schritt für Schritt werden Konstruktion und Abstraktion von Daten und Prozeduren dargestellt. Von der Modularisierung bis zum Problemlösen mit Registermaschinen werden verschiedene Programmierparadigmen entwickelt und die effektive Handhabung von Komplexität gezeigt. Als Programmiersprache wird SCHEME verwendet, ein Dialekt von LISP. Alle Programme laufen in jeder dem IEEE-Standard entsprechenden SCHEME-Implementierung.

Gravitational Waves

Gravitational Waves

  • Author: I. Ciufolini,V. Gorini,U. Moschella,P Fre
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1420034251
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 412
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Gravitational waves (GWs) are a hot topic and promise to play a central role in astrophysics, cosmology, and theoretical physics. Technological developments have led us to the brink of their direct observation, which could become a reality in the coming years. The direct observation of GWs will open an entirely new field: GW astronomy. This is expected to bring a revolution in our knowledge of the universe by allowing the observation of previously unseen phenomena, such as the coalescence of compact objects (neutron stars and black holes), the fall of stars into supermassive black holes, stellar core collapses, big-bang relics, and the new and unexpected. With a wide range of contributions by leading scientists in the field, Gravitational Waves covers topics such as the basics of GWs, various advanced topics, GW detectors, astrophysics of GW sources, numerical applications, and several recent theoretical developments. The material is written at a level suitable for postgraduate students entering the field.

Essentials of Radio Wave Propagation

Essentials of Radio Wave Propagation

  • Author: Christopher Haslett
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 052187565X
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 201
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If you need to maximize efficiency in wireless network planning, an understanding of radio propagation issues is vital, and this 2007 reference guide is for you. Using real-world case studies, practical problems and minimum mathematics, the author explains simply and clearly how to predict signal strengths in a variety of situations. Fundamentals are explained in the context of their practical significance. Applications, including point-to-point radio links, broadcasting and earth-space communications, are thoroughly treated, and more sophisticated methods, which form the basis of software tools for both network planning and spectrum management, are also described. For a rapid understanding and insight into radio propagation, sufficient to enable you to undertake real-world engineering tasks, this concise book is invaluable for network planners, hardware designers, spectrum managers, senior technical managers and policy makers who are either new to radio propagation or who need a quick reference guide.

Electromagnetic Waves

Electromagnetic Waves

  • Author: Carlo G. Someda
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9781420009545
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 600
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Adapted from a successful and thoroughly field-tested Italian text, the first edition of Electromagnetic Waves was very well received. Its broad, integrated coverage of electromagnetic waves and their applications forms the cornerstone on which the author based this second edition. Working from Maxwell's equations to applications in optical communications and photonics, Electromagnetic Waves, Second Edition forges a link between basic physics and real-life problems in wave propagation and radiation. Accomplished researcher and educator Carlo G. Someda uses a modern approach to the subject. Unlike other books in the field, it surveys all major areas of electromagnetic waves in a single treatment. The book begins with a detailed treatment of the mathematics of Maxwell's equations. It follows with a discussion of polarization, delves into propagation in various media, devotes four chapters to guided propagation, links the concepts to practical applications, and concludes with radiation, diffraction, coherence, and radiation statistics. This edition features many new and reworked problems, updated references and suggestions for further reading, a completely revised appendix on Bessel functions, and new definitions such as antenna effective height. Illustrating the concepts with examples in every chapter, Electromagnetic Waves, Second Edition is an ideal introduction for those new to the field as well as a convenient reference for seasoned professionals.

Der kommende Aufstand

Der kommende Aufstand

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783894017323
  • Category:
  • Page: 123
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Schnelligkeit durch Vertrauen

Schnelligkeit durch Vertrauen

die unterschätzte ökonomische Macht

  • Author: Stephen M. R. Covey,Rebecca R. Merrill
  • Publisher: GABAL Verlag GmbH
  • ISBN: 3897499088
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 370
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Vertrauen bildet die Grundlage für alle Beziehungen und jede Form der Kommunikation, für alle Individuen, Unternehmen, Organisationen und Zivilisationen rund um den Globus. Mangelndes Vertrauen zerstört auch die erfolgreichsten Unternehmen, die mächtigste Regierung und die florierendste Wirtschaft. Trotz der offensichtlich immensen Macht von Vertrauen spielt es im realen Geschehen kaum eine Rolle und gehört wohl zu den am meisten unterschätzten Faktoren unserer Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Stephen M. R. Covey zeigt in seinem viel beachteten Buch „Schnelligkeit durch Vertrauen“, dass Vertrauen kein weicher Faktor ist, sondern ein pragmatischer und realer Wert, den man erschaffen und zur Handlungsgrundlage machen kann. Er präsentiert konkrete Vertrauensregeln und Prinzipien und zeigt, wie auf allen Ebenen eines Unternehmens Vertrauen aufgebaut, gelebt und gefördert werden kann. Seine These: Vertrauen ist eine Schlüsselkompetenz und ein Art Teilchenbeschleuniger für die Wirtschaft.

Waves in Fluids

Waves in Fluids

  • Author: Sir M. J. Lighthill,James Lighthill
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521010450
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 504
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This comprehensive text describes the science of waves in fluids.

Roboter

Roboter

  • Author: John Jordan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783737413299
  • Category:
  • Page: 335
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Ocean Waves

Ocean Waves

The Stochastic Approach

  • Author: Michel K. Ochi
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521017671
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 319
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Describes the stochastic method for ocean wave analysis - vital information for design and operation of ships.

Inverse Problems and Inverse Scattering of Plane Waves

Inverse Problems and Inverse Scattering of Plane Waves

  • Author: Dilip N. Ghosh Roy,L. S. Couchman
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 9780080546131
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 336
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The purpose of this text is to present the theory and mathematics of inverse scattering, in a simple way, to the many researchers and professionals who use it in their everyday research. While applications range across a broad spectrum of disciplines, examples in this text will focus primarly, but not exclusively, on acoustics. The text will be especially valuable for those applied workers who would like to delve more deeply into the fundamentally mathematical character of the subject matter. Practitioners in this field comprise applied physicists, engineers, and technologists, whereas the theory is almost entirely in the domain of abstract mathematics. This gulf between the two, if bridged, can only lead to improvement in the level of scholarship in this highly important discipline. This is the book's primary focus.

Acoustic and Elastic Wave Fields in Geophysics

Acoustic and Elastic Wave Fields in Geophysics

  • Author: Alexander A. Kaufman,Anatoli L. Levshin
  • Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780444506429
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 630
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This book is a continuation of 'Acoustic and Elastic Wave Fields in Geophysics, Part I' published in 2000. The second volume is dedicated to propagation of linear plane, spherical and cylindrical acoustic waves in different media. Chapter 1 is devoted to principles of geometric acoustic in plane wave approximation. The eikonal and transport equations are derived. Ray tracing and wavefront construction techniques are explained. Chapter 2 deals with dynamic properties of wave fields. The behavior of pressure and displacements amplitudes in zero approximation is analysed in two ways: using Poynting vector and solving the transport equation. This chapter contains several examples related to shadow zones and caustics. In Chapter 3 using the results of analysis of high-frequency wave kinematics and dynamics some fundamental aspects of Kirchhoff migration are described. Chapters 4 and 5 are devoted to propagation of plane waves in media with flat boundaries in the case of normal and oblique incidence. Special attention is paid to the case when an incident angle exceeds the critical angles. Formation of normal modes in the waveguide is discussed. Chapter 6 deals with a spherical wave reflection and refraction. The steepest descent method is introduced to describe the behavior of reflected, transmitted, head and evanescent waves. In Chapter 7 propagation of stationary and transient waves in a waveguide formed by a flat layer with low velocity are investigated. Normal modes and waves related to the branch points of integrands under consideration are studied. Dispersive properties of normal modes are discussed. Chapter 8 describes wave propagation inside cylinder in acoustic media. Several appendices are added to help the reader understand different aspects of mathematics used in the book.

Heart Waves

Heart Waves

An Inside-Out Personal Development Journey

  • Author: Tomáš Růžička
  • Publisher: Balboa Press
  • ISBN: 1452521476
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 208
  • View: 9695
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“This book will forge a new connection between you and your heart. It will foster the development of your talent and guide you to its use. Author Tomas Růžička shows you a step-by-step approach and levels to access before you can connect and harmonise your heart with your mind. “It is a truism that, under pressure, winners exhibit winning behaviour and losers exhibit losing behavior—but how do winners develop the strength of mind that separates them from otherwise equally talented losers? “The answer to that question is to be found in this book. A lifetime of tennis coaching has provided Tomas Růžička with the opportunity to observe tennis champions and tennis also-rans on an up-close-and-personal basis. He has now distilled what he has learned on the court in the pages of this book. Athletes, businesspeople, and all who are fed up with a life lived in second place will find this book a valuable addition to their library.” — Thomas Tait, Acting Head of OxEthica, Oxford, England