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Hyperspace
Michio Kaku
0385477058
Feb 1995
Paperback
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Book Review
How many dimensions do you live in? Three? Maybe that's all your commonsense sense perception perceives, but there is growing and compelling evidence to suggest that we actually live in a universe of ten real dimensions. Kaku has written an extraordinarily lucid and thought-provoking exploration of the theoretical and empirical bases of a ten-dimensional universe and even goes so far as to discuss possible practical implications--such as being able to escape the collapse of the universe. Yikes. Highly Recommended.

From Publishers Weekly
Since ingesting Einstein's relativity theory 50 years ago, physics fell down a quantum rabbit hole and, ever since, physicists' reports to the world of popular science have been curiouser and curiouser. This version, from the author of the graduate...


Wave Mechanics, Vol. 5
Wolfgang Pauli
0486414620
September 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Focuses on wave functions of force-free particles, description of a particle in a box and in free space, particle in a field of force, more than one particle, eigenvalue problems, collision processes, approximate methods for solving the wave equation, matrices and operators, perturbation theory, angular momentum and spin, and identical particles with spin. Exercises included in a peerless resource that can be used alone or as part of the complete set.


Waves
Drew Kampion
1586852124
May 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-6–A profusely illustrated book featuring spectacular full-page color photos of waves and surfers, with brief text superimposed on the pictures. Topics include the way waves are formed and how they react when encountering different shorelines, river bores, rogue waves, and more, all from a surfer's point of view. The section on tsunamis includes notable events in 1946, 1957, and 2004. The text is generally readable, but some of the explanations come across as vague, particularly the descriptions of the various types of breaking waves' interactions with the shore; these beg for graphic depiction of the phenomena described. This vagueness carries over to the glossary, where an awkwardly worded definition of the atmosphere states that it is thinner than the skin on an apple. This is an appealing...


Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: With Applications to Chemistry
Linus Pauling
0486648710
March 1985
Paperback
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Book Description
This widely adopted undergraduate-level text applies quantum mechanics to a broad range of chemical and physical problems, covering such subjects as wave functions for the hydrogen atom, perturbation theory, the Pauli exclusion principle and the structure of simple and complex molecules. With numerous tables and figures. Index.


Handbook of Shock Waves
Gabi Ben-Dor
0120864304
Oct 2000
Hardcover
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Review
"Reflecting the wide range of shock waves, the authors of the various chapters are a truly international group, from China, Japan, Israel, eastern and western Europe, North America, and Australia. They are all authorities on the topics they treat, and their articles are well written. There is no collective index for the set, but each volume has a separate, reasonably adequate index.
There would obviously be significant interest in this handbook for researchers in aerodynamics, detonations, blast dynamics, any area of work using shock tubes, and so forth. Given the many fields to which shock waves are applicable, this set would in fact be useful to research libraries in a wide range of science and technology."
--ROBERT MICHAELSON, Science and Engineering Librarian, Northwestern University Science and Engineering...


Surf Science: An Introduction to Waves for Surfing
Tony Butt
0824828917
July 2004
Paperback
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Surfer's Journal
"One of the most sophisticated surfing books ever produced... a must for any surfer."

Book Description
Have you ever wondered where waves come from? What makes every one different, why some peel nicely and others just close out? Why, some days, waves come in sets of six and others in sets of three, and what factors affect the behavior of a surfing break? If you have, this book is for you. Now in its second edition, Surf Science is the first book to talk in depth about the science of waves from a surfer's point of view. It fills the gap between surfing books and waves textbooks and will help you learn how to predict surf. You don't need a scientific background to read it--just curiosity and a fascination for waves.

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Mathematical Methods for Wave Phenomena
Norman Bleistein
0121056503
July 1984
Hardcover
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Review
"...an excellent graduate-level text."
--MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS

Review
"...an excellent graduate-level text."
--MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS


Wave Propagation and Scattering in Random Media
Akira Ishimaru
078034717X
February 1999
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Electrical Engineering Wave Propagation and Scattering in Random Media A volume in the IEEE/OUP Series on Electromagnetic Wave Theory Donald G. Dudley, Series Editor This IEEE Classic Reissue presents a unified introduction to the fundamental theories and applications of wave propagation and scattering in random media. Now for the first time, the two volumes of Wave Propagation and Scattering in Random Media previously published by Academic Press in 1978 are combined into one comprehensive volume. This book presents a clear picture of how waves interact with the atmosphere, terrain, ocean, turbulence, aerosols, rain, snow, biological tissues, composite material, and other media. The theories presented will enable you to solve a variety of problems relating to clutter, interference, imaging, object detection, and...


Nonlinear Water Waves
Lokenath Debnath
0122084373
Jan 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
Wave motion in water is one of the most striking observable phenomena in nature. Throughout the twentieth century, development of the linearized theory of wave motion in fluids and hydrodynamic stability has been steady and significant. In the last three decades there have been remarkable developments in nonlinear dispersive waves in general, nonlinear water waves in particular, and nonlinear instability phenomena. New solutions are now available for waves modulatedin both space and time, which exhibit new phenomena as diverse as solitons, resonant interactions, side-band instability, and wave-breaking. Other achievements include the discovery of soliton interactions, and the Inverse Scattering Transform method forfinding the explicit exact solution for several canonical nonlinear partial differential equations.
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Fundamentals of Acoustics
Lawrence E. Kinsler
0471847895
January 2000
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
The classic acoustics reference! This widely-used book offers a clear treatment of the fundamental principles underlying the generation, transmission, and reception of acoustic waves and their application to numerous fields. The authors analyze the various types of vibration of solid bodies and the propagation of sound waves through fluid media.

The publisher, John Wiley & Sons
A clear treatment of the fundamental principles underlying the generation, transmission, and reception of acoustic waves and their application to numerous fields. Analyzes the various types of vibration of solid bodies and the propagation of sound waves through fluid media. The third edition features discussions of antiresonance concert hall acoustics, detection theory, canonical equations, normal mode...


An Introduction to Atmospheric Gravity Waves with CDROM
Carmen J. Nappo
0125140827
Aug 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Gravity waves exist in all types of geophysical fluids, such as lakes, oceans, and atmospheres. They play an important role in redistributing energy at disturbances, such as mountains or seamounts and they are routinely studied in meteorology and oceanography, particularly simulation models, atmospheric weather models, turbulence, air pollution, and climate research.
An Introduction to Atmospheric Gravity Waves provides readers with a working background of the fundamental physics and mathematics of gravity waves, and introduces a wide variety of applications and numerous recent advances.

Nappo provides a concise volume on gravity waves with a lucid discussion of current observational techniques and instrumentation.
An accompanying CD-ROM contains real data, computer codes for data analysis, and linear...


Making Waves: Irving Dardik and His Superwave Principle
Roger Lewin
1594860440
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The biography of a medical maverick who is challenging scientific convention with his astounding approach to achieving and maintaining health.

Dr. Irving Dardik's radical notions about how all matter moves in interconnected waves has drawn deep skepticism from physicists, and his early attempts to put his theory into practice in the field of health care got him banned from practicing medicine in the 1990s. But now, after a decade's worth of rigorous research that seems to support Dardik's SuperWave theory, scientists at such esteemed institutions as MIT, Harvard, and Stanford Research International are signing on with Dardik's team to probe the possibilities. For example, Dardik's unique approach to physical exercise, based on his Principle, has achieved some remarkable successes in reversing symptoms of chronic...


III
Stephen M. Reed
0125850034
Apr 1979
Hardcover
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Book Description
Scattering theory is the study of an interacting system on a scale of time and/or distance which is large compared to the scale of the interaction itself. As such, it is the most effective means, sometimes the only means, to study microscopic nature. To understand the importance of scattering theory, consider the variety of ways in which it arises. First, there are various phenomena in nature (like the blue of the sky) which are the result of scattering. In order to understand the phenomenon (and to identify it as the result of scattering) one must understand the underlying dynamics and its scattering theory. Second, one often wants to use the scattering of waves or particles whose dynamics on knows to determine the structure and position of small or inaccessible objects. For example, in x-ray crystallography (which...


Wave Propagation in Elastic Solids
J. D. D. Achenbach
0720403251
January 1973
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The propagation of mechanical disturbances in solids is of interest in many branches of the physical scienses and engineering. This book aims to present an account of the theory of wave propagation in elastic solids. The material is arranged to present an exposition of the basic concepts of mechanical wave propagation within a one-dimensional setting and a discussion of formal aspects of elastodynamic theory in three dimensions, followed by chapters expounding on typical wave propagation phenomena, such as radiation, reflection, refraction, propagation in waveguides, and diffraction. The treatment necessarily involves considerable mathematical analysis. The pertinent mathematical techniques are, however, discussed at some length.


The Physics of Waves
Howard Georgi
0136656218
Oct 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
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.

From the Back Cover
Key Benefit: The first complete introduction to waves and wave phenomena by a renowned theorist. Key Topics: Covers damping, forced oscillations and resonance; normal modes; symmetries; traveling waves; signals and Fourier analysis; polarization; diffraction.


Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers and Scientists, Vol. 2
Robert G. Dean
9810204213
January 1991
Textbook Paperback
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T S Murty, Marine Geodesy
"Chapter on wave maker theory is new material, generally not found in text books. The authors pull together good stuff from various widely scattered sources ... the book makes a good impression ... it is worth having a copy of this book on your desk."

Book Description
This book is intended as an introduction to classical water wave theory for the college senior or first year graduate student. The material is self-contained; almost all mathematical and engineering concepts are presented or derived in the text, thus making the book accessible to practicing engineers as well. The book commences with a review of fluid mechanics and basic vector concepts. The formulation and solution of the governing boundary value problem for small amplitude waves are developed and the...


Quantum Field Theory
Michio Kaku
0195076524
Mar 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
The rise of quantum electrodynamics (QED) made possible a number of excellent textbooks on quantum field theory in the 1960s. However, the rise of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) and the Standard Model has made it urgent to have a fully modern textbook for the 1990s and beyond. Building on the
foundation of QED, Quantum Field Theory: A Modern Introduction presents a clear and comprehensive discussion of the gauge revolution and the theoretical and experimental evidence which makes the Standard Model the leading theory of subatomic phenomena. The book is divided into three parts: Part I,
Fields and Renormalization, lays a solid foundation by presenting canonical quantization, Feynman rules and scattering matrices, and renormalization theory. Part II, Gauge Theory and the Standard Model, focuses on the Standard Model...


Cymatics: A Study of Wave Phenomena
Hans Jenny
1888138076
January 2001
Hardcover
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Basic Wave Mechanics: For Coastal and Ocean Engineers
Robert M. Sorensen
0471551651
September 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
Intended for coastal engineers and marine scientists who desire to develop a fundamental physical understanding of ocean waves and be able to apply this knowledge to ocean and coastal analysis and design. Provides an introduction to the physical processes of ocean wave mechanics, an understanding of the basic techniques for wave analysis, techniques for practical calculation and prediction of waves and applied wave forecasting.

The publisher, John Wiley & Sons
Intended for coastal engineers and marine scientists who desire to develop a fundamental physical understanding of ocean waves and be able to apply this knowledge to ocean and coastal analysis and design. Provides an introduction to the physical processes of ocean wave mechanics, an understanding of the basic techniques...


Hyperspace
Michio Kaku
0195085140
Mar 1994
Hardcover
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Book Review
How many dimensions do you live in? Three? Maybe that's all your commonsense sense perception perceives, but there is growing and compelling evidence to suggest that we actually live in a universe of ten real dimensions. Kaku has written an extraordinarily lucid and thought-provoking exploration of the theoretical and empirical bases of a ten-dimensional universe and even goes so far as to discuss possible practical implications--such as being able to escape the collapse of the universe. Yikes. Highly Recommended. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From Publishers Weekly
Since ingesting Einstein's relativity theory 50 years ago, physics fell down a quantum rabbit hole and, ever since, physicists' reports to the world of popular science have been curiouser and...

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