Introduction to the Physics of Waves

Author: Tim Freegarde

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521197570

Category: Science

Page: 296

View: 7557

Balancing concise mathematical analysis with real-world examples and practical applications, to provide a clear and approachable introduction to wave phenomena.

An Introduction to Waves and Oscillations in the Sun

Author: A. Satya Narayanan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461444004

Category: Science

Page: 222

View: 5291

“An Introduction to Waves and Oscillations in the Sun” is intended for students and researchers who work in the area of solar and astrophysics. This book contains an introduction to the Sun, basics of electrodynamics, magneto-hydrodynamics for force-free and current-free fields. It deals with waves in uniform media with relevance to sound waves and Alfven waves, and with waves in non-uniform media like surface waves or waves in a slab and cylindrical geometry. It also touches on instabilities in fluids and observational signatures of oscillations. Finally, there is an introduction to the area of helio-seismology, which deals with the internal structure of the Sun.

Introduction to the Mathematical Physics of Nonlinear Waves

Author: Minoru Fujimoto

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1627052771

Category: Science

Page: 156

View: 6371

Nonlinear physics is a well-established discipline in physics today, and this book offers a comprehensive account of the basic soliton theory and its applications. Although primarily mathematical, the theory for nonlinear phenomena in practical environment

An Introduction to the Physics of Particle Accelerators

Author: Mario Conte,William W. MacKay

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812779604

Category: Science

Page: 374

View: 8707

"This book provides a concise and coherent introduction to the physics of particle accelerators, with attention being paid to the design of an accelerator for use as an experimental tool. In the second edition, new chapters on spin dynamics of polarized beams as well as instrumentation and measurements are included, with a discussion of frequency spectra and Schottky signals. The additional material also covers quadratic Lie groups and integration highlighting new techniques using Cayley transforms, detailed estimation of collider luminosities, and new problems."--BOOK JACKET.

The Physics of Waves

Author: Howard Georgi

Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company


Category: Science

Page: 422

View: 3089

Discusses harmonic oscillation, forced oscillation, continuum limit, longitudinal oscillations and sound, traveling waves, signals, Fourier analysis, polarization, interference, and diffraction

Introduction to the Physics of Gyrotrons

Author: G. S. Nusinovich

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801879210

Category: Science

Page: 335

View: 7992

Gregory S. Nusinovich, an early pioneer of the gyrotron and widely regarded today as the world's leading authority on the subject, explains the fundamental physical principles upon which gyrotrons and related devices operate.

Introduction to the Physics of Fluids and Solids

Author: J. S. Trefil

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 148318739X

Category: Science

Page: 318

View: 2785

Introduction to the Physics of Fluids and Solids presents a way to learn continuum mechanics without mastering any other systems. It discusses an introduction to the principles of fluid mechanics. Another focus of study is the fluids in astrophysics. Some of the topics covered in the book are the rotation of the galaxy, the concept of stability, the fluids in motion, and the waves in fluids, the theory of the tides, the vibrations of the earth, and nuclear fission. The viscosity in fluids is covered. The flow of viscous fluids is discussed. The text identifies the general circulation of the atmosphere. An analysis of the general properties of solids is presented. A chapter of the volume is devoted to the applications of seismology. Another section of the book focuses on the flow of the blood and the urinary drop spectrometer. The book will provide useful information to doctors, physicists, engineers, students and researchers.

Introduction to the Physics of Highly Charged Ions

Author: Heinrich F. Beyer,Viateheslav P. Shevelko

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 142003409X

Category: Science

Page: 361

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Emphasizing a physical understanding with many illustrations, Introduction to the Physics of Highly Charged Ions covers the major areas of x-ray radiation and elementary atomic processes occurring with highly charged ions in hot laboratory and astrophysical plasmas. Topics include light and ion sources, spectroscopy, atomic structure, magnetic and QED effects, and a thorough look at atomic collisions, from elementary processes in plasmas to ion-surface interaction and hollow atoms. Avoiding unnecessary mathematical details, this book is accessible to a broad range of readers, including graduate students and researchers.

Introduction to the Physics of Landslides

Lecture notes on the dynamics of mass wasting

Author: Fabio Vittorio de Blasio

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400711228

Category: Science

Page: 408

View: 897

Landslides represent one of the most destructive natural catastrophes. They can reach extremely long distances and velocities, and are capable of wiping out human communities and settlements. Yet landslides have a creative facet as they contribute to the modification of the landscape. They are the consequence of the gravity pull jointly with the tectonic disturbance of our living planet. Landslides are most often studied within a geotechnical and geomorphological perspective. Engineering calculations are traditionally applied to the stability of terrains. In this book, landslides are viewed as a physical phenomenon. A physical understanding of landslides is a basis for modeling and mitigation and for understanding their flow behavior and dynamics. We still know relatively little about many aspects of landslide physics. It is only recently that the field of landslide dynamics is approaching a more mature stage. This is testified by the release of modelling tools for the simulation of landslides and debris flows. In this book the emphasis is placed on the problems at the frontier of landslide research. Each chapter is self-consistent, with questions and arguments introduced from the beginning.

Introduction to the Physics of Rocks

Author: Yves Guéguen,Victor Palciauskas

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691034522

Category: Nature

Page: 294

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Finding viable solutions to many of the problems threatening our environment hinges on understanding the rocks below the earth's surface. For those evaluating the relative hazards of radioactive waste sites, investigating energy resources such as oil, gas, and hydrothermal energy, studying the behavior of natural hazards like earthquakes and volcanoes, or charting the flow of groundwater through the earth, this book will be indispensable. Until now, there has been no book that treats the subject of the nature and behavior of rocks in a comprehensive yet accessible manner. Yves Gu�guen and Victor Palciauskas first discuss the physical properties of rocks, proceeding by chapter through mechanical, fluid flow, acoustical, electrical, dielectric, thermal, and magnetic properties. Then they provide the theoretical framework for achieving reliable data and making reasonable inferences about the aggregate system within the earth. Introduction to the Physics of Rocks covers the important and most current theoretical approaches to the physics of inhomogeneous media, including theoretical bounds on properties, various effective medium theories, percolation, and fractals. This book will be of use to students and researchers in civil, petroleum, and environmental engineering and to geologists, geophysicists, hydrologists, and other earth scientists interested in the physics of the earth. Its clear presentation, with problems at the end of each chapter and selective references, will make it ideal for advanced undergraduate-or graduate-level courses.

Introduction To The Physics and Techniques of Remote Sensing

Author: Charles Elachi,Jakob J. van Zyl

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471783382

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 584

View: 5310

The science and engineering of remote sensing--theory andapplications The Second Edition of this authoritative book offers readers theessential science and engineering foundation needed to understandremote sensing and apply it in real-world situations. Thoroughlyupdated to reflect the tremendous technological leaps made sincethe publication of the first edition, this book covers the gamut ofknowledge and skills needed to work in this dynamic field,including: * Physics involved in wave-matter interaction, the building blocksfor interpreting data * Techniques used to collect data * Remote sensing applications The authors have carefully structured and organized the book tointroduce readers to the basics, and then move on to more advancedapplications. Following an introduction, Chapter 2 sets forth thebasic properties of electromagnetic waves and their interactionswith matter. Chapters 3 through 7 cover the use of remote sensingin solid surface studies, including oceans. Each chapter covers onemajor part of the electromagnetic spectrum (e.g., visible/nearinfrared, thermal infrared, passive microwave, and activemicrowave). Chapters 8 through 12 then cover remote sensing in the study ofatmospheres and ionospheres. Each chapter first presents the basicinteraction mechanism, followed by techniques to acquire, measure,and study the information, or waves, emanating from the mediumunder investigation. In most cases, a specific advanced sensor isused for illustration. The book is generously illustrated with fifty percent new figures.Numerous illustrations are reproduced in a separate section ofcolor plates. Examples of data acquired from spaceborne sensors areincluded throughout. Finally, a set of exercises, along with asolutions manual, is provided. This book is based on an upper-level undergraduate and first-yeargraduate course taught by the authors at the California Instituteof Technology. Because of the multidisciplinary nature of the fieldand its applications, it is appropriate for students in electricalengineering, applied physics, geology, planetary science,astronomy, and aeronautics. It is also recommended for any engineeror scientist interested in working in this exciting field.

Oscillations and Waves

An Introduction

Author: Richard Fitzpatrick

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466566094

Category: Science

Page: 295

View: 5419

Bridging lower-division physics survey courses with upper-division physics courses, Oscillations and Waves: An Introduction develops a unified mathematical theory of oscillations and waves in physical systems. Emphasizing physics over mathematics, the author includes many examples from discrete mechanical, optical, and quantum mechanical systems; continuous gases, fluids, and elastic solids; electronic circuits; and electromagnetic waves. Assuming familiarity with the laws of physics and college-level mathematics, the book focuses on oscillations and waves whose governing differential equations are linear. The author covers aspects of optics that crucially depend on the wave-like nature of light, such as wave optics. He also introduces the conventional complex representation of oscillations and waves later in the text during the discussion of quantum mechanical waves. This helps students thoroughly understand how to represent oscillations and waves in terms of regular trigonometric functions before using the more convenient, but much more abstract, complex representation. Based on the author’s longstanding course at the University of Texas at Austin, this classroom-tested text helps students acquire a sound physical understanding of wave phenomena. It eases students’ difficult transition between lower-division courses that mostly encompass algebraic equations and upper-division courses that rely on differential equations.

Vibrations and Waves in Physics

Author: Iain G. Main

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521447010

Category: Science

Page: 359

View: 306

This book is designed as a text for an undergraduate course on vibrations and waves. The overall objectives of the book are to lead the student through the basic physical concepts of vibrations and waves and to demonstrate how these concepts unify a wide variety of familiar physics. This new edition contains an elementary, descriptive introduction to the important ideas of chaos. The author has also taken pains to update the applications. As with previous editions, the book contains numerous problems with hints and numerical solutions.

An Introduction to Atmospheric Gravity Waves

Author: C. J. Nappo

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780125140829

Category: Science

Page: 276

View: 2484

CD-ROM contains: 10 computer programs written in FORTRAN77, and 6 ASCII data sets.

Introduction to the Physics of Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors

Author: Jan A. Gaj,Jacek Kossut

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642158568

Category: Science

Page: 469

View: 2043

As materials whose semiconducting properties are influenced by magnetic ions, DMSs are central to the emerging field of spintronics. This volume focuses both on basic physical mechanisms (e.g. carrier-ion and ion-ion interactions), and resulting phenomena.

Plasma Physics

An Introduction

Author: Richard Fitzpatrick

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466594268

Category: Science

Page: 293

View: 6064

Encompasses the Lectured Works of a Renowned Expert in the Field Plasma Physics: An Introduction is based on a series of university course lectures by a leading name in the field, and thoroughly covers the physics of the fourth state of matter. This book looks at non-relativistic, fully ionized, nondegenerate, quasi-neutral, and weakly coupled plasma. Intended for the student market, the text provides a concise and cohesive introduction to plasma physics theory, and offers a solid foundation for students wishing to take higher level courses in plasma physics. Mathematically Rigorous, but Driven by Physics This work contains over 80 exercises—carefully selected for their pedagogical value—with fully worked out solutions available in a separate solutions manual for professors. The author provides an in-depth discussion of the various fluid theories typically used in plasma physics. The material presents a number of applications, and works through specific topics including basic plasma parameters, the theory of charged particle motion in inhomogeneous electromagnetic fields, plasma fluid theory, electromagnetic waves in cold plasmas, electromagnetic wave propagation through inhomogeneous plasmas, magnetohydrodynamical fluid theory, and kinetic theory. Discusses fluid theory illustrated by the investigation of Langmuir sheaths Explores charged particle motion illustrated by the investigation of charged particle trapping in the earth’s magnetosphere Examines the WKB theory illustrated by the investigation of radio wave propagation in the earth’s ionosphere Studies the MHD theory illustrated by the investigation of solar wind, dynamo theory, magnetic reconnection, and MHD shocks Plasma Physics: An Introduction addresses applied areas and advanced topics in the study of plasma physics, and specifically demonstrates the behavior of ionized gas.

Introduction to Vibrations and Waves

Author: H. John Pain,Patricia Rankin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118698363

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 472

Based on the successful multi-edition book “The Physics of Vibrations and Waves” by John Pain, the authors carry over the simplicity and logic of the approach taken in the original first edition with its focus on the patterns underlying and connecting so many aspects of physical behavior, whilst bringing the subject up-to-date so it is relevant to teaching in the 21st century. The transmission of energy by wave propagation is a key concept that has applications in almost every branch of physics with transmitting mediums essentially acting as a continuum of coupled oscillators. The characterization of these simple oscillators in terms of three parameters related to the storage, exchange, and dissipation of energy forms the basis of this book. The text moves naturally on from a discussion of basic concepts such as damped oscillations, diffraction and interference to more advanced topics such as transmission lines and attenuation, wave guides, diffusion, Fourier series, and electromagnetic waves in dielectrics and conductors. Throughout the text the emphasis on the underlying principles helps readers to develop their physics insight as an aid to problem solving. This book provides undergraduate students of physics and engineering with the mathematical tools required for full mastery of the concepts. With worked examples presented throughout the text, as well as the Problem sets concluding each chapter, this textbook will enable students to develop their skills and measure their understanding of each topic step-by-step. A companion website is also available, which includes solutions to chapter problems and PowerPoint slides. Review of “The Physics of Vibrations and Waves 6e“ This is an excellent textbook, full of interesting material clearly explained and fully worthy of being studied by future contributors ..." Journal of Sound and Vibration