Introduction to the Physics of Waves

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  • 1139847546
  • 9780521197571
  • 9781139847544
  • 9781139853460
Balancing concise mathematical analysis with the real-world examples and practical applications that inspire students, this textbook provides a clear and approachable introduction to the physics of waves. The author shows through a broad approach how wave phenomena can be observed in a variety of physical situations and explains how their characteristics are linked to specific physical rules, from Maxwell's equations to Newton's laws of motion. Building on the logic and simple physics behind each phenomenon, the book draws on everyday, practical applications of wave phenomena, ranging from electromagnetism to oceanography, helping to engage students and connect core theory with practice. Mathematical derivations are kept brief and textual commentary provides a non-mathematical perspective. Optional sections provide more examples along with higher-level analyses and discussion. This textbook introduces the physics of wave phenomena in a refreshingly approachable way, making it ideal for first- and second-year undergraduate students in the physical sciences.
  • Cambridge University Press; November 2012
  • ISBN 9781139847544
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  • Title: Introduction to the Physics of Waves
  • Author: Tim Freegarde
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1139847546
  • 9780521197571
  • 9781139847544
  • 9781139853460

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'This gem of a book will enable students to appreciate the core theme: that understanding wave motion is fundamental to almost every contemporary aspect of physics. This is an ideal purchase for undergraduates as it fills a gap left by traditional textbooks treating the same topics in a stereotyped manner which is too mathematical. Freegarde's lucid prose alongside the simple, effective and contemporary examples are noteworthy features. The numerous end-of-chapter exercises will be useful for instructors and students alike.' Ifan G. Hughes, Durham University

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1139847546
  • 9780521197571
  • 9781139847544
  • 9781139853460