Fundamentals of Wave Phenomena, 2nd Edition
Authors: Akira Hirose & Karl Lonngren
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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 propagate 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 or electromagnetic, 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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS (Use the Explore button to see the full TOC)
1. Review of Oscillations
2. Wave Motion
3. Some Mathematics
4. Mechanical Waves
5. Sound Waves in Solids, Liquids, and Gases
6. Wave Reflection and Standing Waves
7. Spherical and Cylindrical Waves; Waves in Nonuniform Media, and Multidimensional Waves
8. Doppler Effect of Sound Waves and Shock Waves
9. Electromagnetic Waves
10. Radiation of Electromagnetic Waves
11. Interference and Diffraction
12. Geometrical Optics
13. Fourier Analyses and Laplace Transformation
14. Particle Nature of Light
15. Nonlinear Waves
16. Solitons and Shocks
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Akira Hirose was born in Nagano, Japan, and received B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Yokohama National University, and Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, all in electrical engineering. After PDF at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, he joined the Plasma Physics Laboratory, University of Saskatchewan, where he is Professor and Director. His main interests have been in plasma waves and instabilities, tokamak physics using STOR-M tokamak, and plasma assisted material synthesis. He authored and co-authored more than 300 refereed journal articles. He is Fellow of APS, IEEE, and Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Science), and he has been Canada Research Chair since 2001.
Karl E. Lonngren received his B.S., M.S. and PhD from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been a Professor in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa since 1965. His interests have been in linear and nonlinear wave propagation in plasmas where he is carried out theoretical and experimental research. In addition, he has carried out research at the Oak Ridge and Los Alamos national laboratories, the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, the University of Saskatchewan, the Institute of plasma physics in Nagoya, Japan, and the Institute of astronautical research, Tokyo Japan, and the Danish Atomic Energy Commission in Riso, Denmark. 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.