Comfort for the Computationally Crippled

  • Steven L. Garrett
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


The difference between engineering and science, and all other human activity, is the fact that engineers and scientists make quantitative predictions about measurable outcomes and can specify their uncertainty in such predictions. Because those predictions are quantitative, they must employ mathematics. This chapter is intended as an introduction to some of the more useful mathematical concepts, strategies, and techniques that are employed in the description of vibrational and acoustical systems and the calculations of their behavior.


Natural Unit Relative Uncertainty Sound Pressure Level Potential Energy Curve Fourier Synthesis 
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  • Steven L. Garrett
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  1. 1.Pine Grove MillsUSA

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