Wave Physics

Oscillations — Solitons — Chaos

  • Stephen Nettel

Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Stephen Nettel
    Pages 1-32
  3. Stephen Nettel
    Pages 55-85
  4. Stephen Nettel
    Pages 87-127
  5. Stephen Nettel
    Pages 129-156
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    Pages 157-215
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    Pages 217-247
  8. Stephen Nettel
    Pages 249-276
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 277-289

About this book


This textbook is intended for those second year undergraduates in science and engineering
who will later need an understanding of electromagnetic theory and quantum mechanics. The classical physics of oscillations and waves is developed at a more advanced level than has been customary for the second year, providing a basis for the quantum mechanics that follows. In this new edition the Green's function is explained, reinforcing the integration of quantum mechanics with classical physics. The text may also form the basis of an "introduction to theoretical physics" for physics majors. The concluding chapters give special attention to topics in current wave physics: nonlinear waves, solitons, and chaotic behavior.


Oscillation chaos electromagnetic wave mechanics oscillations quantum mechanics refraction soliton solitons solution theoretical physics wave wave mechanics

Authors and affiliations

  • Stephen Nettel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-05319-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05317-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1439-2674
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