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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

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"Each chapter is accompanied by a set of problems that form an important part of the book. The book could be used by undergraduate students taking a course in oscillation or wave physics." (Zentralblatt MATH, 2010)

"The text concisely describes vibrations and waves through mathematical equations with an emphasis on their physical meaning." (Outrider, January 2010)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470011881
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/21/2009
  • Series: Manchester Physics Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Simple harmonic motion 1

2 The damped harmonic oscillator 33

3 Forced oscillations 49

4 Coupled oscillations 77

5 Travelling waves 105

6 Standing waves 137

7 Interference and diffraction of waves 161

8 The dispersion of waves 183

App Solutions to problems 205

Index 223

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