Wave Physics

Oscillations - Solitons - Chaos

  • Stephen Nettel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Pages 87-127
  3. Pages 157-215
  4. Andrei V. Gaponov-Grekhov, Mikhail I. Rabinovich, Martin Gutzwiller
    Pages 249-276
  5. 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 Wave chaos electromagnetic wave oscillations solitons wave mechanics

Authors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-87907-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-87908-4
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