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Introduction to the physics of waves

Introduction to the physics of waves
Introduction to the physics of waves
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.
9780521147163
Cambridge University Press
Freegarde, Tim
01a5f53b-d406-44fb-a166-d8da9128ea7d
Freegarde, Tim
01a5f53b-d406-44fb-a166-d8da9128ea7d

Freegarde, Tim (2012) Introduction to the physics of waves , Cambridge, GB. Cambridge University Press, 309pp.

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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.

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Published date: November 2012
Organisations: Physics & Astronomy

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Local EPrints ID: 367065
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/367065
ISBN: 9780521147163
PURE UUID: ca6b1fb3-56ed-4356-8714-dfb2185736f8
ORCID for Tim Freegarde: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0680-1330

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Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:01

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