The Physics of Waves
by Howard Georgi
Publisher: Prentice Hall 2007
Number of pages: 465
The first complete introduction to waves and wave phenomena by a renowned theorist. Covers damping, forced oscillations and resonance; normal modes; symmetries; traveling waves; signals and Fourier analysis; polarization; diffraction.
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