The Physics of Oscillations and Waves

The Physics of Oscillations and Waves

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Except for digressions in Chapters 8 and 17, this book is a highly unified treatment of simple oscillations and waves. The phenomena treated are qsimpleq in that they are de scribable by linear equations, almost all occur in one dimension, and the dependent variables are scalars instead of vectors or something else (such as electromagnetic waves) with geometric complications. The book omits such complicated cases in order to deal thoroughly with properties shared by all linear os cillations and waves. The first seven chapters are a sequential treatment of electrical and mechanical oscillating systems, starting with the simplest and proceeding to systems of coupled oscillators subjected to ar bitrary driving forces. Then, after a brief discussion of nonlinear oscillations in Chapter 8, the concept of normal modes of motion is introduced and used to show the relationship between os cillations and waves. After Chapter 12, properties of waves are explored by whatever mathematical techniques are applicable. The book ends with a short discussion of three-dimensional vii viii Preface problems (in Chapter 16), and a study of a few aspects of non linear waves (in Chapter 17).Symon, K. R. Mechanics. 3d ed. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley, 1971. PROBLEMS 2.1 Explicitly verify that the solutions 2.5a€“2.11 satisfy Equation 2.2 in the appropriate cases. 22 How would the behavior of an RLC circuit be changed if R wereanbsp;...

Title:The Physics of Oscillations and Waves
Author:Ingram Bloch
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-06-29


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