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© 2003

Wave Physics

Oscillations — Solitons — Chaos

Textbook

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
  6. Stephen Nettel
    Pages 157-215
  7. Stephen Nettel
    Pages 217-247
  8. Stephen Nettel
    Pages 249-276
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 277-289

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

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

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA

About the authors

From the reviews: 

"The book has qualities that one looks for in an undergraduate text: good organization, lucid text, well-thought-out sample problems, and problems to develop solid understanding of the subject." Applied Mechanics Reviews

"… A stimulating book for the undergraduate who is strong mathematically." Contemporary Physics

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Wave Physics
  • Book Subtitle Oscillations — Solitons — Chaos
  • Authors Stephen Nettel
  • Series Title Advanced Texts in Physics
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-05317-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-44314-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-05319-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-05317-1
  • Series ISSN 1439-2674
  • Edition Number 3
  • Number of Pages XIV, 289
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published as a monograph
  • Topics Complex Systems
    Classical Mechanics
    Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems
  • Buy this book on publisher's site

Reviews

From the reviews: 

"The book has qualities that one looks for in an undergraduate text: good organization, lucid text, well-thought-out sample problems, and problems to develop solid understanding of the subject." Applied Mechanics Reviews

"… A stimulating book for the undergraduate who is strong mathematically." Contemporary Physics