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Fundamentals of Waves and Oscillations

Author : K. U. Ingard
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This textbook, addressed primarily to physics and engineering students, is a comprehensive introduction to waves and oscillations, both mechanical and electromagnetic. Elementary aspects of matter waves are also considered. One objective is to illustrate the physics involved in the description and analysis of waves through a wide range of examples, from purely mechanical and purely electromagnetic to coupled electro-mechanical waves, such as plasma oscillations and hydromagnetic waves. In this process, the use of complex amplitudes in the mathematical analysis is illuminated and encouraged to make tractable a wider range of problems than is ordinarily considered in an introductory text. General concepts and wave phenomena such as wave energy and momentum, interference, diffraction, scattering, dispersion, and the Doppler effect are illustrated by numerous examples and demonstrations. Among the special topics covered are waves on periodic structures and in solids, wave guides, a detailed analysis of light scattering from thermal fluctuations of a liquid surface, and feedback instabilities. Important ideas and equations are displayed in boxes for easy reference, and there are numerous examples throughout the text and exercises at the end of every chapter. Undergraduates and graduates should find this an indispensable account of this central subject in science and engineering.

Fundamentals of Waves and Oscillations

Author : K. U. Ingard
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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.

Fundamentals of Waves and Oscillations

Author : K. Uno Ingard
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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.

Oscillations and Waves

Author : Richard Fitzpatrick
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Emphasizing physics over mathematics, this popular, classroom-tested text helps advanced undergraduates acquire a sound physical understanding of wave phenomena. This second edition of Oscillations and Waves: An Introduction contains new widgets, animations in Python, and exercises, as well as updated chapter content throughout; continuing to ease the difficult transition for students between lower-division courses that mostly encompass algebraic equations and upper-division courses that rely on differential equations. Assuming familiarity with the laws of physics and college-level mathematics, the author covers aspects of optics that crucially depend on the wave-like nature of light, such as wave optics. Examples explore discrete mechanical, optical, and quantum mechanical systems; continuous gases, fluids, and elastic solids; electronic circuits; and electromagnetic waves. The text also introduces the conventional complex representation of oscillations and waves during the discussion of quantum mechanical waves. Features: Fully updated throughout and featuring new widgets, animations, and end of chapter exercises to enhance understanding Provides a clear, concise, systematic, and comprehensive treatment of the subject matter that emphasises physics over mathematics Offers complete coverage of advanced topics in waves, such as electromagnetic wave propagation through the ionosphere Includes examples from mechanical systems, elastic solids, electronic circuits, optical systems, and other areas

A Concise Handbook of Mathematics Physics and Engineering Sciences

Author : Andrei D. Polyanin
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A Concise Handbook of Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering Sciences takes a practical approach to the basic notions, formulas, equations, problems, theorems, methods, and laws that most frequently occur in scientific and engineering applications and university education. The authors pay special attention to issues that many engineers and students

Fundamentals of Geophysics

Author : William Lowrie
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This core undergraduate textbook presents a comprehensive overview of each major branch of theoretical and applied geophysics.

Fundamentals Of Theoretical Plasma Physics Mathematical Description Of Plasma Waves

Author : Lee Hee J
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This book is written as a senior undergraduate and graduate textbook of theoretical plasma physics; topics include Boltzmann equation, two-fluid equations, magnetohydrodynamics, Vlasov-Maxwell Plasma, absolute and convective instabilities, fundamental kinetic theory, Lenard-Balescu equation, electric fluctuation, plasma electrodynamics and causality, nonlinear waves, inverse scattering method, surface waves, and dusty plasma. It also includes special topics like parametric instabilities and kinetic theory of surface waves in a plasma slab.The development of theory is presented through gentle mathematical steps through easy and straightforward demonstration. The readers will be able to appreciate the beauty of mathematical analysis in connection with theoretical plasma physics.

Fundamentals of Ionized Gases

Author : Boris M. Smirnov
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A comprehensive and readily accessible work for studying the physics of ionized gases, based on "Physics of Ionized Gases". The focus remains on fundamentals rather than on the details required for interesting but difficult applications, such as magnetic confinement fusion, or the phenomena that occur with extremely high-intensity short-pulse lasers. However, this new work benefits from much rearranging of the subject matter within each topic, resulting in a more coherent structure. There are also some significant additions, many of which relate to clusters, while other enlarged sections include plasmas in the atmosphere and their applications. In each case, the emphasis is on a clear and unified understanding of the basic physics that underlies all plasma phenomena. Thus, there are chapters on plasma behavior from the viewpoint of atomic and molecular physics, as well as on the macroscopic phenomena involved in physical kinetics of plasmas and the transport of radiation and of charged particles within plasmas. With this grounding in the fundamental physics of plasmas, the notoriously difficult subjects of nonlinear phenomena and of instabilities in plasmas can then be treated with comprehensive clarity. The work is rounded off with appendices containing information and data of great importance and relevance that are not easily found in other books. Valuable reading for graduate and PhD physics students, and a reference for researchers in low-temperature ionized gases-plasma processing, edge region fusion plasma physics, and atmospheric plasmas.

Natural Science

Author : Hans-Jürgen Hellberg
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This exercise book is primarily intended to prepare students for studies at universities of applied sciences. The high school graduation or the specialized university entrance qualification is required for admission to a university degree program. In addition, there is also the possibility to study with a higher professional qualification, such as the master craftsman or as a graduate of a two-year recognized technical school. Especially here, however, deficits in mathematics and the fundamentals of natural sciences often become apparent so that students cannot successfully begin their studies to become industrial, civil, mechanical or even electrical engineers. The same applies if the date of the university entrance qualification already lies somewhat in the past. In order to ensure that the necessary tools, such as mathematics or the fundamentals of science, are available at the start of studies, Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schlüsing and Diploma Physicist Hans-Jürgen Hellberg have decided to compile a first small exercise book series. The first exercise book series consists of four exercise booklets each in mathematics and three scientific basics. Exercise books Mathematics: Fundamentals, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Complex Numbers Exercise books in Natural Science Fundamentals: Oscillations, Waves, Optics

Theory and Applications of Mechanical Vibrations

Author : Dilip Kumar Adhwarjee
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