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A First Course in Vibrations and Waves

Mohammad Samiullah


This book builds on introductory physics and emphasizes understanding of vibratory motion and waves based on first principles. The book is divided into three parts. Part I contains a preliminary chapter that serves as a review of relevant ideas of mechanics and complex numbers. Part II is devoted to a detailed discussion of vibrations of mechanical systems. This part covers a simple harmonic oscillator, coupled oscillators, normal coordinates, beaded string, continuous string, standing waves, and Fourier series. Part II ends with a presentation of stationary solutions of driven finite systems. ... More

Keywords: vibrations, waves, oscillations, coupled motion, standing wave, interference, diffraction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198729785
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729785.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mohammad Samiullah, author
Professor and Department Chair, Department of Physics, Truman State University