Wave Motion

Author: J. Billingham,A. C. King

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316583910

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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Waves are a ubiquitous and important feature of the physical world, and throughout history it has been a major challenge to understand them. They can propagate on the surfaces of solids and of fluids; chemical waves control the beating of your heart; traffic jams move in waves down lanes crowded with vehicles. This introduction to the mathematics of wave phenomena is aimed at advanced undergraduate courses on waves for mathematicians, physicists or engineers. Some more advanced material on both linear and nonlinear waves is also included, thus making the book suitable for beginning graduate courses. The authors assume some familiarity with partial differential equations, integral transforms and asymptotic expansions as well as an acquaintance with fluid mechanics, elasticity and electromagnetism. The context and physics that underlie the mathematics is clearly explained at the beginning of each chapter. Worked examples and exercises are supplied throughout, with solutions available to teachers.

Wave Motion as Inquiry

The Physics and Applications of Light and Sound

Author: Fernando Espinoza

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319457586

Category: Science

Page: 232

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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.

Wave Motion in Elastic Solids

Author: Karl F. Graff

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486139573

Category: Science

Page: 688

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Self-contained coverage of topics ranging from elementary theory of waves and vibrations in strings to three-dimensional theory of waves in thick plates. Over 100 problems.

Understanding Waves and Wave Motion

Author: Randall McPartland

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502601370

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9154

Waves and Wave Motion are the keys to communication but they can also help us understand the movement of storms and of planets.

Nonlinear Wave Motion

Author: Alan C. Newell

Publisher: Amer Mathematical Society

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 229

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Wave Motion in Elastic Solids

Author: Karl F. Graff

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486139573

Category: Science

Page: 688

View: 8911

Self-contained coverage of topics ranging from elementary theory of waves and vibrations in strings to three-dimensional theory of waves in thick plates. Over 100 problems.

The Mathematical Analysis of Electrical and Optical Wave-Motion

Author: H. Bateman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316626121

Category: Science

Page: 159

View: 859

This textbook introduces developments of Maxwell's electromagnetic theory which are directly connected with the solution of the partial differential equation of wave-motion.

Wave Motion, Intelligent Structures and Nonlinear Mechanics

A Herbert šberall Festschrift Volume

Author: Herbert šberall,Ard‚shir Guran,D. J. Inman

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810229818

Category: Science

Page: 301

View: 617

This book is a collection of papers on the subject of applied system dynamics and control written by experts in this field. It offers the reader a sampling of exciting research areas in three fast-growing branches: (i) Wave Motion (ii) Intelligent Structures (iii) Nonlinear Mechanics. The topics covered include flow instability, nonlinear mode localization autoparametric systems with pendula, and geometric stiffening in multibody dynamics. Mathematical methods include perturbation methods, modern control theory, nonlinear neural nets, and resonance scattering theory of šberall-Ripoche-Maze. Applications include sound-induced structural vibrations, fiber acoustic waveguides, vibration suppression of structures, linear control of gyroscopic systems, and nonlinear control of distributed systems.This book shows how applied system dynamics and control is currently being utilized and investigated. It will be of interest to engineers, applied mathematicians and physicists.

Wave Motion: Theory, Modelling, and Computation

Proceedings of a Conference in Honor of the 60th Birthday of Peter D. Lax

Author: AlexandreJ. Chorin,Andrew J. Majda

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461395836

Category: Science

Page: 336

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The 60th birthday of Peter Lax was celebrated at Berkeley by a conference entitled Wave Motion: theory, application and computation held at the mathematical Sciences Research Institute, June 9-12, 1986. Peter Lax has made profound and essential contributions to the topics described by the title of the conference, and has also contributed in important ways to many other mathematical subjects, and as a result this conference volume dedicated to him includes research work on a variety of topics, not all clearly related to its title.

Physics Exam-builder for HKDSE

Wave Motion

Author: Y. M. Yeung

Publisher: Fillans Press Limited

ISBN: 9627326674

Category: Science

Page: 245

View: 2088

Book 3 is written for the compulsory part "Wave Motion". It is a useful supplement to textbook. The questions appear in the order of the syllabus for easy reference. All questions are carefully selected to cover various question types requiring different levels of skills. Solutions to calculations and explanations of different options in most multiple choice questions and full marking schemes for conventional questions are provided to help students consolidate their concepts and master their skills in answering examination type questions.

Waves

A Mathematical Approach to the Common Types of Wave Motion

Author: Charles Alfred Coulson,Alan Jeffrey

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 229

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Stability and Wave Motion in Porous Media

Author: brian straughan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387765433

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 439

View: 9751

This book describes several tractable theories for fluid flow in porous media. The important mathematical quations about structural stability and spatial decay are address. Thermal convection and stability of other flows in porous media are covered. A chapter is devoted to the problem of stability of flow in a fluid overlying a porous layer. Nonlinear wave motion in porous media is analysed. In particular, waves in an elastic body with voids are investigated while acoustic waves in porous media are also analysed in some detail. A chapter is enclosed on efficient numerical methods for solving eigenvalue problems which occur in stability problems for flows in porous media. Brian Straughan is a professor at the Department of Mathemactical Sciences at Durham University, United Kingdom.