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Oscillations and waves : an introduction, Richard Fitzpatrick

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Oscillations and waves : an introduction
Title
Oscillations and waves
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
Richard Fitzpatrick
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Preface Oscillations and waves are ubiquitous phenomena in the world around us. An oscillation is defined as a disturbance in a physical system that is repetitive in time. A wave is defined as a disturbance in a continuous, spatially extended, physical system that is both repetitive in time and periodic in space. In general, an oscillation involves a continual back and forth flow between two different energy types. For example, in the case of a pendulum, the two energy types are kinetic and gravitational potential energy. A wave involves similar repetitive energy flows to an oscillation, but, in addition, is capable of transmitting energy (and information) from one place to another. Although sound waves and electromagnetic waves, for example, rely on quite distinct physical mechanisms, they, nevertheless, share many common properties. This is also true of different types of oscillation. It turns out that the common factor linking the various types of wave and oscillation is that they are all described by the same mathematical equations. The aim of this textbook is to develop a unified mathematical theory of oscillations and waves. Examples are drawn from the physics of discrete mechanical systems; continuous gases, fluids, and elastic solids; electronic circuits; electromagnetic waves; optical systems; and, finally, quantum mechanical systems. It is assumed that readers of this book possess a basic familiarity with the laws of physics, such as might be obtained from a standard two-semester introductory college-level survey course. Readers are also assumed to be conversant with collegelevel mathematics up to and including algebra, trigonometry, linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, and partial differential equations"--
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1963-
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Fitzpatrick, Richard
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA935
LC item number
.F48 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Wave-motion, Theory of
  • Oscillations
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Oscillations
  • Wave-motion, Theory of
Label
Oscillations and waves : an introduction, Richard Fitzpatrick
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-282) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Simple harmonic oscillation -- 2. Damped and driven harmonic oscillation -- 3. Coupled oscillations -- 4. Transverse standing waves -- 5. Longitudinal standing waves -- 6. Traveling waves -- 7. Multi-dimensional waves -- 8. Wave pulses -- 9. Dispersive waves -- 10. Wave optics -- 11. Wave mechanics
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 287 pages
Isbn
9781466566088
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012033222
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)794041376
  • (OCoLC)ocn794041376
Label
Oscillations and waves : an introduction, Richard Fitzpatrick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Simple harmonic oscillation -- 2. Damped and driven harmonic oscillation -- 3. Coupled oscillations -- 4. Transverse standing waves -- 5. Longitudinal standing waves -- 6. Traveling waves -- 7. Multi-dimensional waves -- 8. Wave pulses -- 9. Dispersive waves -- 10. Wave optics -- 11. Wave mechanics
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 287 pages
Isbn
9781466566088
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012033222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794041376
  • (OCoLC)ocn794041376

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