"The text concisely describes vibrations and waves through mathematical equations with an emphasis on their physical meaning." (Outrider, January 2010)
From the Back Cover
General Editors: F.K. Loebinger; F. Mandl; D.J. Sandiford, School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Manchester
Properties of Matter: B.H. Flowers and E Mendoza
Statistical Physics, Second Edition: F. Mandl
Electromagnetism, Second Edition: I.S. Grant and W.R.Phillips
Statistics, R.J. Barlow
Solid State Physics, Second Edition: J.R. Hook and H.E. Hall
Quantum Mechanics, F. Mandl
Computing for Scientists, R.J. Barlow and A.R. Barnett
The Physics of Stars, Second Edition, A.C. Phillips
Nuclear Physics, J.S. Lilley
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, A.C. Phillips
Particle Physics, Third Edition: B.R. Martin and G. Shaw
Dynamics and Relativity, J.R. Forshaw and A.G. Smith
Vibrations and Waves, G.C. King
Vibrations and Waves is based on an introductory course given regularly by the author. The text provides the student with a thorough grounding in the theory of vibrations and waves.
Throughout the book, the fundamental principles of vibrations and waves are emphasised so that these principles can be applied to a wide range of oscillating systems and to different kinds of waves.
The text, which is divided into two sections, vibrations followed by waves, follows a logical progression from the simple harmonic oscillator to waves in continuous media.
Vibrations and Waves includes:
- Vibrations and waves beautifully and concisely described in terms of the mathematical equations used throughout the book
- Worked examples throughout
- Problems ranging in difficulty from simple to challenging
Solutions and hints to the problems at the end of the book