Almost All About Waves

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-10-06
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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This text considers waves the great unifying concept of physics. With minimal mathematics, it emphasizes the behavior common to specific phenomena such as earthquake waves, ocean waves, sound waves, and mechanical waves.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
The Idea of Wavesp. 1
Sinusoidal Waves-Their Strength and Powerp. 12
Media and Modesp. 18
Phase Velocity and Group Velocityp. 22
Vector and Complex Representationp. 39
Coupled Modesp. 47
Coupled Modes-The Other Solutionp. 57
Spatial Harmonics and Couplingp. 61
Coupling and Tapered Mediap. 71
Waves and Forcesp. 83
Energy and Momentum of Waves in a Moving Mediump. 102
Energy and Angular Momentum in Rotating Mediap. 114
Parametric Amplifiersp. 121
Polarizationp. 129
Plane and Nearly Plane Wavesp. 143
Antennas and Diffractionp. 160
The Scalar Wave Equationp. 175
Radiationp. 185
Retrospect and Prospectp. 203
Indexp. 211
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