Whitham, G. B. (Gerald Beresford) 1927
Overview
Works:  23 works in 73 publications in 3 languages and 1,340 library holdings 

Genres:  Academic theses 
Roles:  Author, Thesis advisor 
Classifications:  QA927, 531.1133 
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Most widely held works by
G. B Whitham
Linear and nonlinear waves by
G. B Whitham(
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36 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Now in an accessible paperback edition, this classic work is just as relevant as when it first appeared in 1974, due to the increased use of nonlinear waves. It covers the behavior of waves in two parts, with the first part addressing hyperbolic waves and the second addressing dispersive waves. The mathematical principles are presented along with examples of specific cases in communications and specific physical fields, including flood waves in rivers, waves in glaciers, traffic flow, sonic booms, blast waves, and ocean waves from storms
36 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Now in an accessible paperback edition, this classic work is just as relevant as when it first appeared in 1974, due to the increased use of nonlinear waves. It covers the behavior of waves in two parts, with the first part addressing hyperbolic waves and the second addressing dispersive waves. The mathematical principles are presented along with examples of specific cases in communications and specific physical fields, including flood waves in rivers, waves in glaciers, traffic flow, sonic booms, blast waves, and ocean waves from storms
Lectures on wave propagation by
G. B Whitham(
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15 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On kinematic waves by
M. J Lighthill(
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1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Xian xing yu fei xian xing bo by Se Mu Hui(
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2 editions published in 1986 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1986 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nonlinear effects in elastic Rayleigh waves by Russina SgourevaPhilippakos(
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1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Influence of radiative dissipation on the shock wave structure by Viviane Claude Rupert(
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1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
DYNAMICS OF METEOROLOGICAL FRONTS(
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1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The dynamical equations of meteorological fronts (AD15 688) are approximated to obtain equations of motion. Results are obtained by assuming a simplewave solution. Warm and cold front behavior is discussed in terms of the solution, and sketches are included for the distortion of a warm and cold front system with time
1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The dynamical equations of meteorological fronts (AD15 688) are approximated to obtain equations of motion. Results are obtained by assuming a simplewave solution. Warm and cold front behavior is discussed in terms of the solution, and sketches are included for the distortion of a warm and cold front system with time
Mass, momentum and energy flux in water waves(
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1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This paper gives a direct derivation of some results obtained by LonguetHiggins and Stewart on the amplitude variation of waves propagating on a nonuniform stream. The derivation raises a number of subtle points in the use of the equations of conservation of mass, momentum and energy. These points are of general interest and are discussed in detail with other applications, since they do not seem to have been pointed out previously. (Author)
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This paper gives a direct derivation of some results obtained by LonguetHiggins and Stewart on the amplitude variation of waves propagating on a nonuniform stream. The derivation raises a number of subtle points in the use of the equations of conservation of mass, momentum and energy. These points are of general interest and are discussed in detail with other applications, since they do not seem to have been pointed out previously. (Author)
Numerical shock propagation using geometrical shock dynamics by Donald William Schwendeman(
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1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Topics in Nonlinear Wave Theory(
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1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Comments on some recent multisoliton solutions by
G. B Whitham(
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1 edition published in 1979 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
It is shown that some recently proposed multisoliton solutions for the nonlinear KleinGordon equations can be reduced to a simple form which can be obtained immediately from the equation
1 edition published in 1979 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
It is shown that some recently proposed multisoliton solutions for the nonlinear KleinGordon equations can be reduced to a simple form which can be obtained immediately from the equation
The effects of hydraulic resistance in the dambreak problem by
G. B Whitham(
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1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A numerical and theoretical study of certain nonlinear wave phenomena by
Bengt Fornberg(
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1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Converging cylindrical shocks in magnetohydrodynamics by
G. B Whitham(
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1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Research in Applied Mathematics(
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1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Most of the work has been on shock dynamics, a term we use for problems of the focusing of curved shocks, the diffraction of shocks by bodies or density layers, the propagation of shocks down curved tubes and channels, and the stability of converging shocks. Our earlier theoretical work is described in the book Linear and Nonlinear by G.B. Whitham, and references given there. This theoretical work on shock dynamics had been found by experimenters to be extremely useful in practical situations. However, the analytic results had been limited to fairly simple situations. The numerical scheme originally proposed was again limited and could not hope to handle some of the interesting practical situations. Keywords: Shock waves, Solitons, Roll waves; Nonlinear wave propagation; Numerical methods
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Most of the work has been on shock dynamics, a term we use for problems of the focusing of curved shocks, the diffraction of shocks by bodies or density layers, the propagation of shocks down curved tubes and channels, and the stability of converging shocks. Our earlier theoretical work is described in the book Linear and Nonlinear by G.B. Whitham, and references given there. This theoretical work on shock dynamics had been found by experimenters to be extremely useful in practical situations. However, the analytic results had been limited to fairly simple situations. The numerical scheme originally proposed was again limited and could not hope to handle some of the interesting practical situations. Keywords: Shock waves, Solitons, Roll waves; Nonlinear wave propagation; Numerical methods
High speed flows obtained by the hodograph method by
G. B Whitham(
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1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
THE PROPAGATION OF WEAK SHOCKS IN A STRATIFIED ATMOSPHERE(
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1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Contributions to the kinetic theory of traffic flow with queuing by Charles T Molloy(
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1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Probability distribution of the effects of the desired speeds of drivers and of the effects of overtaking waiting time on freeways where traffic is less than critical density
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Probability distribution of the effects of the desired speeds of drivers and of the effects of overtaking waiting time on freeways where traffic is less than critical density
RESEARCH IN FLUID DYNAMICS(
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1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Important research contributions in the areas of wave propagation and shock dynamics, Magnetohydrodynamics, hydrodynamic stability, oceanic circulation, and dynamics of rotating fluids are listed
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Important research contributions in the areas of wave propagation and shock dynamics, Magnetohydrodynamics, hydrodynamic stability, oceanic circulation, and dynamics of rotating fluids are listed
Part I, Soliton on a beach and related problems. : Part II, Modulated capillary waves by
Noel Frederick Smyth(
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1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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 California Institute of Technology Division of Engineering and Applied Science
 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Editor
 Lighthill, M. J. Sir Author
 Royal Society (Great Britain)
 University of Manchester Department of Mathematics
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 岳增元 (1942 )
 SgourevaPhilippakos, Russina Author
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Beresford Whitham Gerald
Gerald B. Whitham American mathematician
Gerald B. Whitham amerikansk matematikar
Gerald B. Whitham amerikansk matematiker
Gerald B. Whitham matemático y profesor estadounidense
Gerald Beresford Whitham
Gerald Whitham
Gerald Whitham Amerikaans wiskundige (19272014)
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