Publisher: Wikibooks 2012
The wave is a physical phenomenon that is found in a variety of contexts, a perturbation in the medium. The purpose of this text is to describe the kinematics of waves, i.e., to provide tools for describing the form and motion of all waves irrespective of their underlying physical mechanisms.
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by Janusz Krodkiewski
Introduction to the theory of vibrations of mechanical systems. First part, Modelling and Analysis, is devoted to this solution that can be approximated by the linear models. The second part is on experimental investigations.
by G.B. Whitham - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
The first three chapters provide basic background on the theory of characteristics and shock waves. The main content is an entirely new presentation. It is on water waves, with special emphasis on old and new results for waves on a sloping beach.
by C. A. Coulson - Oliver And Boyd
The object of this book is to consider from an elementary standpoint as many different types of wave motion as possible. In almost every case the fundamental problem is the same, since it consists in solving the standard equation of wave motion.
by Benjamin Crowell - lightandmatter.com
This is a text on vibrations and waves for an introductory college physics class. The treatment is algebra-based, with optional sections of calculus applications. This book is part of the Light and Matter series of introductory physics textbooks.