The Physics of Oscillations and Waves: With Applications in Electricity and Mechanics

Hardcover | June 30, 1997

byIngram Bloch

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This potent volume is a highly unified treatment of simple osciallations and waves - "simple" insofar as they are describable by linear equations, occur in one dimension, and utilize scalars instead of vectors (or other tools with geometric complications) as dependent variables. Chapters cover electrical and mechanical oscillating systems, as well as systems of coupled oscillators subjected to arbitrary driving forces. The book concludes with a short discussion of three-dimensional problems and a study of a few aspects of non-linear waves. Throughout Ingram Bloch focuses on laying a foundation for the study of quantum mechanics.

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Before students can advance to the study of quantum mechanics, they must master a potential stumbling block - the physics of oscillations and waves. While many treatments of this mathematically complex subject leave students confused, Ingram Bloch's new test offers an especially accessible introduction that fully explains requisite mat...

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This potent volume is a highly unified treatment of simple osciallations and waves - "simple" insofar as they are describable by linear equations, occur in one dimension, and utilize scalars instead of vectors (or other tools with geometric complications) as dependent variables. Chapters cover electrical and mechanical oscillating...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:327 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:June 30, 1997Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306457210

ISBN - 13:9780306457210

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Table of Contents

Undamped and Undriven Oscillators and LC Circuits. The Effect of Damping. Sinusoidally Driven Oscillators and Circuit Loops. Sums of Sinusoidal Forces or EMF's - Fourier Analysis. Integration in the Complex Plane. Evaluation of Certain Fourier Integrals - Causality, Green's Functions. Electrical Networks. Nonlinear Oscillations. Coupled Oscillators without Damping - Lagrange's Equations. Matrices - Rotations - Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors - Normal Coordinates. Some Examples of Normal Coordinates. Finite One-Dimensional Periodic Systems. Difference Equations. Infinite One-Dimensional Periodic Systems - Characteristic Impedance. Continuous Systems. Wave Equation. Lagrangian Density. Hamilton's Principle. Continuous Systems. Applied Forces. Interacting Systems. Other Linear Problems. Nonlinear Waves. Answers to Selected Problems. Index.

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Before students can advance to the study of quantum mechanics, they must master a potential stumbling block - the physics of oscillations and waves. While many treatments of this mathematically complex subject leave students confused, Ingram Bloch's new test offers an especially accessible introduction that fully explains requisite mathematical techniques in the context of actual physical problems. A comprehensive work, The Physics of Oscillations and Waves also covers topics in mechanics and electricity to which similar mathematical methods are applicable and such nontraditional subjects as ladder networks and characteristic impedance, which are usually taught in engineering course