This textbook is written for use in any university course related to the physics of waves, wave theory, and electromagnetic waves in departments such as Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Mathematics. The only prerequisite knowledge is a course in calculus. This textbook provides a unified treatment of waves that either occur naturally or can be excited and propagated in various media. This includes both longitudinal and transverse waves. The book covers both mechanical and electrical waves, which are normally covered separately due to their differences in physical phenomena. This text focuses more on the similarities of all waves, mechanical orelectromagnetic, and therefore allows the reader to formulate a unified understanding of wave phenomena in its totality. This second edition contains extensive updates and advances in the understanding of wave phenomena since the publication of the first edition (1985). Numerous additional problems are now present and several chapters have been rewritten and combined. This is the first book in the Mario Boella Series on Electromagnetism in Information and Communication. Key features include: A unified treatment of wave phenomena; Numerical techniques using MATLAB; Both mechanical and electrical waves aredescribed; Necessary mathematics required to understand the material summarized within; Only prerequisite is an introductory course in calculus.
- Chapter 2: Wave Motion
- Chapter 3: Some Mathematics
- Chapter 4: Fundamentals of Mechanical Waves
- Chapter 5: SoundWaves in Solids, Liquids, and Gases
- Chapter 6: Wave Reflection and Standing Waves
- Chapter 7: Spherical Waves, Waves in a Nonuniform Media, and Multidimensional Waves
- Chapter 8: Doppler Effect of Sound Waves and Shock Waves
- Chapter 9: Electromagnetic Waves
- Chapter 10: Radiation of Electromagnetic Waves
- Chapter 11: Interference and Diffraction
- Chapter 12: Geometrical Optics
- Chapter 13: Particle Nature of Light
- Chapter 14: Fourier Analyses and Laplace Transformation
- Chapter 15: Nonlinear Waves, Solitons, Shocks, and Chaos
- Appendix A: Constants and Units
- Appendix B: Trigonometric Identities, Calculus, and Laplace Transforms
- Appendix C: References
- Appendix D: Answers to Selected Problems
University of Saskatchewan, Plasma Physics Laboratory, Canada.
Akira Hirose received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Yokohama National University, and Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, all in electrical engineering. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, he joined the Plasma Physics Laboratory, University of Saskatchewan, where he is Professor and Director. He has authored and coauthored more than 300 journal articles. He is a Fellow of APS, IEEE, and the Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Science), and has been Canada Research Chair since 2001.Karl E. Lonngren Professor.
University of Iowa, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics and Astronomy, USA.
Karl E. Lonngren received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa since 1965. He is the author or co-author of more than 200 journal articles and 5 technical books. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the APS and a recipient of the Distinguished Service Citation from the University of Wisconsin.