## Find a copy online

### Links to this item

## Find a copy in the library

Finding libraries that hold this item...

## Details

Genre/Form: | Electronic books |
---|---|

Additional Physical Format: | Print version: |

Material Type: | Document, Internet resource |

Document Type: | Internet Resource, Computer File |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Stephen Nettel |

ISBN: | 9783662108703 3662108704 |

OCLC Number: | 851382060 |

Description: | 1 online resource (xii, 252 pages) |

Contents: | Mathematical Foundation for Wave Physics -- Oscillations of Mechanical and Electrical Systems -- Waves on Stretched Strings -- Electromagnetic Waves -- Light -- Physical Optics, Refraction -- Wave Mechanics -- Nonlinear Waves on Water -- Solitons -- Nonlinear Phenomena -- Chaos -- Hints for Solution. |

Responsibility: | by Stephen Nettel. |

### Abstract:

The classical physics of oscillations and waves is developed here at a more advanced mathematical level than is customary for second-year courses. The detailed explanation of the classical phenomena provides a sound basis for the introduction to wave mechanics that follows. A chapter on nonlinear waves and solitons, as well as contributions by M.C. Gutzwiller (USA), and A.V. Gaponov-Grekhov and M.I. Rabinovich (Russia) on chaos and associated phenomena, broadens the concepts of wave behavior, while introducing the reader to important topics in current wave physics. This textbook is directed primarily at undergraduate students in physics, mathematics and engineering, but it will also be useful as a reference for graduate students, and for professors looking for examination problems. For this new edition, a number of examples and problems have been added, and typographic errors corrected.

## Reviews

*User-contributed reviews*

Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.
Be the first.

Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.
Be the first.

## Tags

Add tags for "Wave Physics : Oscillations - Solitons - Chaos".
Be the first.