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Title:
The physics of vibrations and waves
Author:
Pain, H. J. (Herbert John)
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Edition:
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
Chichester ; New York : Wiley, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xv, 559 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780471985426

9780471985433
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Book

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Focused on the transmission of energy by wave propagation, in particular electromagnetism, acoustics and optics, this text includes information on matrix applications to coupled oscillations, optical systems and multi-layer dielectric films. Chapters have been added and include Simple Harmonic Motion, and Non-linear Waves, Shocks and Solitons. There are also sections on electromagnetic waves in the ionosphere and other plasmas, the laser cavity, and optical wave guides. This edition contains increased discussion of solitons, such as their role in optical transmission lines, collisionless shocks in space, non-periodic lattices, and their connection with Schrodinger's equation. It also provides readers with a large number of problems, along with hints on how to solve them.


Table of Contents

Simple Harmonic Motion
Damped Simple Harmonic Motion
The Forced Oscillations
Coupled Oscillations
Transverse Wave Motion
Longitudinal Waves
Waves on Transmission Lines
Electromagnetic Waves
Waves on More than One Dimension
Fourier Methods
Waves in Optical Systems
Interference and Diffraction
Wave Mechanics
Non-linear Oscillations and Chaos
Non-linear Wave, Shocks and Solitons
Appendices
Index