A Student's Guide to Waves

Author: Daniel Fleisch,Laura Kinnaman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107054869

Category: Science

Page: 230

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Written to complement course textbooks, this book focuses on the topics that undergraduates in physics and engineering find most difficult.
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A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equations

Author: Daniel Fleisch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139468473

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Gauss's law for electric fields, Gauss's law for magnetic fields, Faraday's law, and the Ampere–Maxwell law are four of the most influential equations in science. In this guide for students, each equation is the subject of an entire chapter, with detailed, plain-language explanations of the physical meaning of each symbol in the equation, for both the integral and differential forms. The final chapter shows how Maxwell's equations may be combined to produce the wave equation, the basis for the electromagnetic theory of light. This book is a wonderful resource for undergraduate and graduate courses in electromagnetism and electromagnetics. A website hosted by the author at www.cambridge.org/9780521701471 contains interactive solutions to every problem in the text as well as audio podcasts to walk students through each chapter.
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A Student's Guide to Natural Science

Author: Stephen M. Barr

Publisher: Intercollegiate Studies Institute

ISBN: 9781932236927

Category: Science

Page: 80

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Physicist Stephen M. Barr’s lucid Student’s Guide to Natural Science aims to give students an understanding, in broad outline, of the nature, history, and great ideas of natural science from ancient times to the present, with a primary focus on physics. Barr begins with the contributions of the ancient Greeks, in particular the two great ideas that reality can be understood by the systematic use of reason and that phenomena have natural explanations. He goes on to discuss, among other things, the medieval roots of the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century, the role played by religion in fostering the idea of a lawful natural order, and the major breakthroughs of modern physics, including how many newer “revolutionary” theories are in fact related to much older ones. Throughout this thoughtful guide, Barr draws his readers’ attention to the larger themes and trends of scientific history, including the increasing unification and “mathematization” of our view of the physical world that has resulted in the laws of nature appearing more and more as forming a single harmonious mathematical edifice.
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Die Welle

Author: Morton Rhue

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473383899

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 186

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MACHT DURCH DISZIPLIN! MACHT DURCH GEMEINSCHAFT! MACHT DURCH HANDELN! Wie entsteht Faschismus? Ein junger Lehrer entschließt sich zu einem ungewöhnlichen Experiment. Er möchte seinen Schülern beweisen, dass Anfälligkeit für faschistoides Handeln und Denken nicht etwas ist, das nur andere Menschen betrifft - Faschismus ist hier mitten unter uns und in jedem von uns. Doch die »Bewegung«, die er auslöst, droht ihn und sein Vorhaben zu überrollen: Das Experiment gerät außer Kontrolle. Morton Rhues Klassiker DIE WELLE beschreibt eindringlich und gegenwartsbezogen wie leicht Menschen verführt, manipuliert und instrumentalisieren werden können. Basierend auf den wahren Begebenheiten an einer Highschool im kalifornischen Palo Alto.
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A Student's Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy

Author: Daniel Fleisch,Julia Kregenow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107034949

Category: Science

Page: 205

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Plain-language explanations and a rich set of supporting material help students understand the mathematical concepts and techniques of astronomy.
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A Student's Guide to Fourier Transforms

With Applications in Physics and Engineering

Author: J. F. James

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139493949

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Fourier transform theory is of central importance in a vast range of applications in physical science, engineering and applied mathematics. Providing a concise introduction to the theory and practice of Fourier transforms, this book is invaluable to students of physics, electrical and electronic engineering, and computer science. After a brief description of the basic ideas and theorems, the power of the technique is illustrated through applications in optics, spectroscopy, electronics and telecommunications. The rarely discussed but important field of multi-dimensional Fourier theory is covered, including a description of Computer Axial Tomography (CAT scanning). The book concludes by discussing digital methods, with particular attention to the Fast Fourier Transform and its implementation. This new edition has been revised to include new and interesting material, such as convolution with a sinusoid, coherence, the Michelson stellar interferometer and the van Cittert–Zernike theorem, Babinet's principle and dipole arrays.
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Author: Suzy Lee


ISBN: 9783833904264

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 9857

Der Künstlerin Suzy Lee ist es gelungen, aus drei ganz einfachen Elementen mit diesem außergewöhnlichen Bilderbuch ein kleines Meisterwerk zu schaffen. Hier sprechen die Bilder für sich, jedes (geschriebene) Wort ist überflüssig. Lees einfühlsame Zeichnungen und ihr wunderbarer Einsatz von Farbe reichen aus, um eine fabelhafte Geschichte zu erzählen. Eine Geschichte über ein kleines Mädchen, die Kraft der Natur und das Spiel mit den Wellen des Meeres. Ein wunderbar poetisches Bilderbuch! Ganz ohne Text - simpel und leicht wie der Sommer und das Meer! Spielerisch und lustig, realistisch und philosophisch!
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A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians

Author: Patrick Hamill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107042887

Category: Science

Page: 184

View: 7713

A concise treatment of variational techniques, focussing on Lagrangian and Hamiltonian systems, ideal for physics, engineering and mathematics students.
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A Student's Guide to the Seashore

Author: J. D. Fish,S. Fish

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139494511

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This unique, concise and beautifully-illustrated guide allows students to identify over 650 of the common, widespread animals and seaweeds of the shore. User-friendly dichotomous keys are supported by details of diagnostic features and biology of each species. Now enhanced with 32 pages of colour, this much acclaimed guide is invaluable to students of marine biology at any level. Questions such as how does the species reproduce? What is its life-cycle? How does it feed? are answered in the notes accompanying each species to give a fascinating insight into the diversity and complexity of life on the shore. The text is supported by an extensive glossary of scientific terms and a comprehensive bibliography is included to aid further study. The third edition builds on the excellent reviews of earlier editions and will continue to appeal to a wide readership, including students, teachers and naturalists.
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A Student's Guide to Japanese American Genealogy

Author: Yoji Yamaguchi

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897749794

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 8343

A step-by-step guide to genealogical research for students of Japanese American descent or those interested in Japanese Americans.
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A Student's Guide to Atomic Physics

Author: Mark Fox

Publisher: Student's Guides

ISBN: 1107188733

Category: Science

Page: 292

View: 8033

A concise overview of the fundamental concepts and applications of atomic physics for students including examples, problems, and diagrams of key concepts.
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A Student's Guide to Dimensional Analysis

Author: Don S. Lemons

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107161150

Category: Science

Page: 121

View: 3099

This introduction to dimensional analysis covers the methods, history and formalisation of the field, and provides physics and engineering applications. Covering topics from mechanics, hydro- and electrodynamics to thermal and quantum physics, it illustrates the possibilities and limitations of dimensional analysis. Introducing basic physics and fluid engineering topics through the mathematical methods of dimensional analysis, this book is perfect for students in physics, engineering and mathematics. Explaining potentially unfamiliar concepts such as viscosity and diffusivity, the text includes worked examples and end-of-chapter problems with answers provided in an accompanying appendix, which help make it ideal for self-study. Long-standing methodological problems arising in popular presentations of dimensional analysis are also identified and solved, making the book a useful text for advanced students and professionals.
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A Student's Guide to Geophysical Equations

Author: William Lowrie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139499246

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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The advent of accessible student computing packages has meant that geophysics students can now easily manipulate datasets and gain first-hand modeling experience - essential in developing an intuitive understanding of the physics of the Earth. Yet to gain a more in-depth understanding of physical theory, and to develop new models and solutions, it is necessary to be able to derive the relevant equations from first principles. This compact, handy book fills a gap left by most modern geophysics textbooks, which generally do not have space to derive all of the important formulae, showing the intermediate steps. This guide presents full derivations for the classical equations of gravitation, gravity, tides, earth rotation, heat, geomagnetism and foundational seismology, illustrated with simple schematic diagrams. It supports students through the successive steps and explains the logical sequence of a derivation - facilitating self-study and helping students to tackle homework exercises and prepare for exams.
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A Student's Guide to Einstein's Major Papers

Author: Robert E Kennedy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199694036

Category: Science

Page: 303

View: 5186

In 1905 Albert Einstein produced breakthrough work in three major areas of physics (atoms and Brownian motion, quanta, and the special theory of relativity), followed, in 1916, by the general theory of relativity. This book develops the detail of the papers, including the mathematics, to guide the reader in working through them.
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