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Munson's Fluid Mechanics (Paperback, 8th Edition, Global Edition): Philip M. Gerhart, Andrew L Gerhart, John I Hochstein Munson's Fluid Mechanics (Paperback, 8th Edition, Global Edition)
Philip M. Gerhart, Andrew L Gerhart, John I Hochstein
R1,371 R1,260 Discovery Miles 12 600 Save R111 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, 8e Global Edition offers comprehensive topical coverage, with varied examples and problems, application of visual component of fluid mechanics, and strong focus on effective learning. The text enables the gradual development of confidence in problem solving. Each important concept is introduced in easy-to-understand terms before more complicated examples are discussed.

The Science of Sound: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition): Thomas D. Rossing, Richard F. Moore, Paul A.... The Science of Sound: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Thomas D. Rossing, Richard F. Moore, Paul A. Wheeler
R1,490 Discovery Miles 14 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Science of Sound is widely recognized as the leading textbook in the field. It provides an excellent introduction to acoustics for students without college physics or a strong background in mathematics. In the Third Edition, Richard Moore and Paul Wheeler join Tom Rossing in updating The Science of Sound to include a wide range of important technological developments in the field of acoustics. New exercises and review questions have been added to the end of each chapter to help students study the material.

Engineering Fluid Mechanics (Paperback, 11th Edition International Student Version): Donald F. Elger, Barbara A Lebret, Clayton... Engineering Fluid Mechanics (Paperback, 11th Edition International Student Version)
Donald F. Elger, Barbara A Lebret, Clayton T. Crowe, John A. Roberson
R1,337 R1,226 Discovery Miles 12 260 Save R111 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written by dedicated educators who are also real-life engineers with a passion for the discipline, Engineering Fluid Mechanics, 11th Edition, carefully guides students from fundamental fluid mechanics concepts to real-world engineering applications. The Eleventh Edition and its accompanying resources deliver a powerful learning solution that helps students develop a strong conceptual understanding of fluid flow phenomena through clear physical descriptions, relevant and engaging photographs, illustrations, and a variety of fully worked example problems. Including a wealth of problems-- including open-ended design problems and computer-oriented problems--this text offers ample opportunities for students to apply fluid mechanics principles as they build knowledge in a logical way and enjoy the journey of discovery.

Solving Problems in Fluid Mechanics - Volume 1 - 3rd Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition): J.F. Douglas, R D Matthews Solving Problems in Fluid Mechanics - Volume 1 - 3rd Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
J.F. Douglas, R D Matthews
R1,626 Discovery Miles 16 260 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This first volume of two aims to help prepare students of fluid mechanics for their examinations by presenting a clear explanation of theory and application in the form of solutions to typical examination and assignment type questions. Each chapter comprises start-of-chapter learning objectives, a summary of basic theory, end-of-chapter summaries, a range of worked examples, a selection of problems with answers, and assignments to encourage further practice and consolidate understanding.

Gravitation (Hardcover): Charles W. Misner, Kip S. Thorne, John Archibald Wheeler Gravitation (Hardcover)
Charles W. Misner, Kip S. Thorne, John Archibald Wheeler; Preface by David I. Kaiser; Introduction by Charles W. Misner, …
R1,616 R1,186 Discovery Miles 11 860 Save R430 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published in 1973, Gravitation is a landmark graduate-level textbook that presents Einstein's general theory of relativity and offers a rigorous, full-year course on the physics of gravitation. Upon publication, Science called it "a pedagogic masterpiece," and it has since become a classic, considered essential reading for every serious student and researcher in the field of relativity. This authoritative text has shaped the research of generations of physicists and astronomers, and the book continues to influence the way experts think about the subject. With an emphasis on geometric interpretation, this masterful and comprehensive book introduces the theory of relativity; describes physical applications, from stars to black holes and gravitational waves; and portrays the field's frontiers. The book also offers a unique, alternating, two-track pathway through the subject. Material focusing on basic physical ideas is designated as Track 1 and formulates an appropriate one-semester graduate-level course. The remaining Track 2 material provides a wealth of advanced topics instructors can draw on for a two-semester course, with Track 1 sections serving as prerequisites. This must-have reference for students and scholars of relativity includes a new preface by David Kaiser, reflecting on the history of the book's publication and reception, and a new introduction by Charles Misner and Kip Thorne, discussing exciting developments in the field since the book's original publication. * The book teaches students to:* Grasp the laws of physics in flat and curved spacetime* Predict orders of magnitude* Calculate using the principal tools of modern geometry* Understand Einstein's geometric framework for physics* Explore applications, including neutron stars, Schwarzschild and Kerr black holes, gravitational collapse, gravitational waves, cosmology, and so much more

Mechanics for Cambridge International AS & A Level - Online Student Book (Digital product license key, 2nd Revised edition):... Mechanics for Cambridge International AS & A Level - Online Student Book (Digital product license key, 2nd Revised edition)
Phillip Crossley, Martin Burgess, Jim Fensom
R636 Discovery Miles 6 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Support achievement in the latest syllabus (9709), for examination from 2020, with a stretching, practice-driven approach that builds the advanced skills required for Cambridge exam success and progression to further study. This new edition is fully aligned with the Mechanics part of the latest International AS & A Level syllabus, and contains a comprehensive mapping grid so you can be sure of complete support. Get students ready for higher education with a focus on real world application. From parabolic reflectors to technology in sport, up-to-date, international examples show how mathematics is used in real life. Students have plenty of opportunities to hone their skills with extensive graduated practice and thorough worked examples. Plus, give students realistic practice for their exams with exam-style questions covering every topic. Answers are included in the back of the book with full step-by-step solutions for all exercises and exam-style questions available on the accompanying support site. The online Student Book will be available on Oxford Education Bookshelf until 2028. Access is facilitated via a unique code, which is sent in the mail. The code must be linked to an email address, creating a user account. Access may be transferred once to an additional user.

Self-Exciting Fluid Dynamos (Paperback): Keith Moffatt, Emmanuel Dormy Self-Exciting Fluid Dynamos (Paperback)
Keith Moffatt, Emmanuel Dormy
R1,215 Discovery Miles 12 150 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Exploring the origins and evolution of magnetic fields in planets, stars and galaxies, this book gives a basic introduction to magnetohydrodynamics and surveys the observational data, with particular focus on geomagnetism and solar magnetism. Pioneering laboratory experiments that seek to replicate particular aspects of fluid dynamo action are also described. The authors provide a complete treatment of laminar dynamo theory, and of the mean-field electrodynamics that incorporates the effects of random waves and turbulence. Both dynamo theory and its counterpart, the theory of magnetic relaxation, are covered. Topological constraints associated with conservation of magnetic helicity are thoroughly explored and major challenges are addressed in areas such as fast-dynamo theory, accretion-disc dynamo theory and the theory of magnetostrophic turbulence. The book is aimed at graduate-level students in mathematics, physics, Earth sciences and astrophysics, and will be a valuable resource for researchers at all levels.

Ocean Circulation in Three Dimensions (Hardcover): Barry A. Klinger, Thomas W. N. Haine Ocean Circulation in Three Dimensions (Hardcover)
Barry A. Klinger, Thomas W. N. Haine
R1,224 Discovery Miles 12 240 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Notable advances of the last quarter-century have deepened our appreciation of the three-dimensional nature of the ocean's large-scale circulation. This circulation has important implications for ocean chemistry and biology, atmospheric science, and climate. Ocean Circulation in Three Dimensions surveys both observations and theories of the time-mean circulation, enabling readers to see the relevance and limitations of leading theories, as well as the patterns linking the behavior of different oceans. The book covers "classical" topics of horizontal circulation, and expands them to include shallow wind-driven overturning, the deep global "conveyer belt", high latitudes, the role of eddies, and the ocean's role in heat transport. Solutions to exercises are available online for instructor use. This textbook is ideal for students of physical oceanography, chemical oceanography and climate. It is also suitable for readers from related fields as it includes a summary of introductory topics.

Flow Control Techniques and Applications (Hardcover): Jinjun Wang, Li-Hao Feng Flow Control Techniques and Applications (Hardcover)
Jinjun Wang, Li-Hao Feng
R2,702 R2,532 Discovery Miles 25 320 Save R170 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Providing comprehensive coverage, this is the first book to systematically introduce different flow control techniques. With a dedicated chapter for each technique, all of the most important, typical and up-to-date methods are discussed, including the vortex generator, biological techniques, the jet and synthetic jet, the plasma actuator, and closed-loop control. Understand their key characteristics and control mechanisms, and learn about their applications in different fields such as aviation and aerospace, mechanical engineering, and building construction. The necessary background on flow control is provided, including the history of the discipline, and the definition, classification and development of each technique, making this essential reading for graduate students, researchers and engineers working in the field.

Microhydrodynamics, Brownian Motion, and Complex Fluids (Paperback): Michael D. Graham Microhydrodynamics, Brownian Motion, and Complex Fluids (Paperback)
Michael D. Graham
R786 Discovery Miles 7 860 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is an introduction to the dynamics of fluids at small scales, the physical and mathematical underpinnings of Brownian motion, and the application of these subjects to the dynamics and flow of complex fluids such as colloidal suspensions and polymer solutions. It brings together continuum mechanics, statistical mechanics, polymer and colloid science, and various branches of applied mathematics, in a self-contained and integrated treatment that provides a foundation for understanding complex fluids, with a strong emphasis on fluid dynamics. Students and researchers will find that this book is extensively cross-referenced to illustrate connections between different aspects of the field. Its focus on fundamental principles and theoretical approaches provides the necessary groundwork for research in the dynamics of flowing complex fluids.

Principles of Thermodynamics (Hardcover): Jean-Philippe Ansermet, Sylvain D. Brechet Principles of Thermodynamics (Hardcover)
Jean-Philippe Ansermet, Sylvain D. Brechet
R1,739 R1,476 Discovery Miles 14 760 Save R263 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this introductory textbook, thermodynamics is presented as a natural extension of mechanics, so that the laws and concepts learned in mechanics serve to get acquainted with the theory. The foundations of thermodynamics are presented in the first part. The second part covers a wide range of applications, which are of central importance in the fields of physics, chemistry and engineering, including calorimetry, phase transitions, heat engines and chemical reactions. In the third part, devoted to continuous media, Fourier and Fick's laws, diffusion equations and many transport effects are derived using a unified approach. Each chapter concludes with a selection of worked examples and several exercises, to reinforce key concepts under discussion. A full solutions manual is available at the end of the book. It contains more than 150 problems based on contemporary issues faced by scientists and engineers that are solved in detail for undergraduate and graduate students.

Energy for Sustainable Society - From Resources to Users (Hardcover): Oguz A Soysal, Hilkat S Soysal Energy for Sustainable Society - From Resources to Users (Hardcover)
Oguz A Soysal, Hilkat S Soysal
R3,034 Discovery Miles 30 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A handbook of sustainable energy, covering entire energy aspects from present status to future alternatives under one umbrella This book takes an interdisciplinary system approach to evaluating energy systems so that readers can gain the necessary technical foundation to perform their own performance evaluations and understand their interactions with socioeconomic indicators. Topics include the current and future availability of primary sources, energy supply chain, conversion between different forms of energy, security of energy supply, and efficient end-use of energy sources. Each chapter provides readers with comprehensive background information, an outline of the current technologies, and potential future developments. The book also examines the global, economic, societal, ethical, and environmental issues associated with currently used energy technologies. Energy for Sustainable Society: From Resources to Users starts with ageneral overview of energy systems, and describes the major elements of energy transformation and supply chain. It then discusses interdisciplinary career opportunities in the "energy engineering" field. The fundamental concepts of energy conversion, transmission, and load flow in electrical systems are covered, as are conventional and unconventional fossil fuels, and the basics of nuclear power generation and reactor types. Other chapters look at: the fundamental concepts of thermodynamics and basic operation of steam turbines, gas turbines, and combined cycle heat engines used in fossil fuel and nuclear power plants; current technologies in hydroelectric power generation; renewable and alternative energy sources; energy security issues; and more. Contains up-to-date information on renewable energy technologies such as grid-tie, net-zero energy, battery backup, and utility-independent micro grids Presents the status of the share of renewable sources in the current and future energy supply mix Provides solved examples, case studies, self-assessment quizzes, and problems to enhance the understanding of readers Includes an exclusive chapter on energy security issues Supplemented with a companion web site featuring a solutions manual, sample problems, and additional reading material Energy for Sustainable Society gives readers a solid foundation to study energy related subjects and is an ideal book for a first course on energy systems for upper division undergraduate and first year graduate students.

Springer Handbook of Acoustics (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2014): F. Dunn Springer Handbook of Acoustics (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2014)
F. Dunn; Edited by Thomas Rossing; Edited by (board members) W.M. Hartmann, D. M. Campbell, N.H. Fletcher
R7,587 R6,732 Discovery Miles 67 320 Save R855 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Acoustics, the science of sound, has developed into a broad interdisciplinary field encompassing the academic disciplines of physics, engineering, psychology, speech, audiology, music, architecture, physiology, neuroscience and others. Here is an unparalleled modern handbook reflecting this richly interdisciplinary nature edited by one of the acknowledged masters in the field, Thomas Rossing.

Researchers and students benefit from the comprehensive contents spanning: animal acoustics including infrasound and ultrasound, environmental noise control, music and human speech and singing, physiological and psychological acoustics, architectural acoustics, physical and engineering acoustics, medical acoustics and ocean acoustics.

The Springer Handbook of Acoustics reviews the most important areas of acoustics, with emphasis on current research. The authors of the various chapters are all experts in their fields. Each chapter is richly illustrated with figures and tables. The latest research and applications are incorporated throughout, e.g. computer recognition and synthesis of speech, physiological acoustics, psychological acoustics, thermoacoustics, diagnostic imaging and therapeutic applications and acoustical oceanography.

This new edition of the Handbook features over 11 revised and expanded chapters, new illustrations andtwo new chapters covering microphone arrays, acoustic metamaterials and acoustic emission. These improvements will make the handbook even more useful as a reference and a guide for researchers and students in every branch of acoustics.

Praise for the first edition:

"This treatise is a successful attempt to cover in one book the diverse field of acoustics, which ranges from physics to music and from formal mathematics to technological applications. ... It is this reviewer's opinion that a handbook like Rossing's, which covers the whole field of acoustics, serves a real purpose because it not only gives one a chance to see how one's specialty is covered but it also permits one to make a quick survey of other acoustical areas." (Leo Beranek, American Journal of Physics, Vol. 77 (12), December, 2009)

"The Springer Handbook of Acoustics falls into that exceptional list. ...every physics department should have a copy available." (John L. Hubisz, The Physics Teacher, Vol. 48, March, 2010)

"This handbook is an excellent addition to the acoustics literature. ... The handbook nicely covers both basics and advances in several areas of acoustics. Several chapters provide good mathematical depth, making the handbook useful as a research and technical resource. ... The accompanying CD-ROM provides the entire handbook and a large number of audio and video files, making it easy to use effectively in a classroom. Overall, a very useful educational and research resource. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals." (M. G. Prasad, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (5), January, 2008)

"This book covers a wide range of topics and the inclusion of musical acoustics, computer and electronic music appeal to me (singer, song-writer, performer and recording studio co-owner). This handbook is probably well suited for an undergraduate-level introduction to an acoustics course. ... Further, there is a CD-ROM containing all the chapters in the handbook. ... The wide range of topics, inclusion of music-related chapters, eye-pleasing presentations and other useful features make this a very good book to have on your shelf." (Tim Casey, International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, Vol. 13 (1), 2008)

"The Springer Handbook of Acoustics comprises 28 chapters written by 33 authors. ... The enclosed CD-ROM is a valuable addition as it contains ... additional material in the form of video and audio files. ... this book has much to recommend it with well presented topics and copious clear illustrations. The Handbook of Acoustics is useful as a source book for anyone who needs or wants to become familiar with the jargon and issues related to a specific subfield of acoustics ... ." (Robert I. Odom, Siam Review, Vol. 50 (3), 2008)

The Springer Handbook of Acoustics reviews the most important areas of acoustics, with emphasis on current research. The authors of the various chapters are all experts in their fields. Each chapter is richly illustrated with figures and tables. The latest research and applications are incorporated throughout, e.g. computer recognition and synthesis of speech, physiological acoustics, psychological acoustics, thermoacoustics, diagnostic imaging and therapeutic applications and acoustical oceanography.

This new edition of the Handbook features over 13 revised and expanded chapters, new illustrations and 3 new chapters covering microphone arrays, acoustic metamaterials and acoustic emission. These improvements will make the handbook even more useful as a reference and a guide for researchers and students in every branch of acoustics."

Physics and Mechanics of Soil Liquefaction (Hardcover): Poul V. Lade, Jerry A. Yamamuro Physics and Mechanics of Soil Liquefaction (Hardcover)
Poul V. Lade, Jerry A. Yamamuro
R4,861 Discovery Miles 48 610 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The workshop aims to provide a fundamental understanding of the liquefaction process, necessary to the enhancement of liquefaction prediction. The contributions are divided into eight sections, which include: factors affecting liquefaction susceptibility and field studies of liquefaction.

Bubble and Foam Chemistry (Hardcover): Robert J. Pugh Bubble and Foam Chemistry (Hardcover)
Robert J. Pugh
R1,818 R1,721 Discovery Miles 17 210 Save R97 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This indispensable guide will equip the reader with a thorough understanding of the field of foaming chemistry. Assuming only basic theoretical background knowledge, the book provides a straightforward introduction to the principles and properties of foams and foaming surfactants. It discusses the key ideas that underpin why foaming occurs, how it can be avoided and how different degrees of antifoaming can be achieved, and covers the latest test methods, including laboratory and industrial developed techniques. Detailing a variety of different kinds of foams, from wet detergents and food foams, to polymeric, material and metal foams, it connects theory to real-world applications and recent developments in foam research. Combining academic and industrial viewpoints, this book is the definitive stand-alone resource for researchers, students and industrialists working on foam technology, colloidal systems in the field of chemical engineering, fluid mechanics, physical chemistry, and applied physics.

Mudflow Rheology and Dynamics (Hardcover): Philippe Coussot Mudflow Rheology and Dynamics (Hardcover)
Philippe Coussot
R5,097 Discovery Miles 50 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Presenting current knowledge in the field of mudflows, this book includes both rheological mudflow aspects, and information on mudflow characteristics in open channels. It includes sections on:
A- physical properties of suspensions
A- shear rheometry with suspensions
A- rheology of clay-water mixtures
A- rheology of mud suspensions
A- gradually and rapidly varied free surface flows
Part of the IAHR Monograph Series, this informative book also includes fundamental equations for viscoplastic flows and provides the reader with helpful introductions to all the aspects it covers.

Understanding Mechanics (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): A.J. Sadler, D.W.S. Thorning Understanding Mechanics (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
A.J. Sadler, D.W.S. Thorning
R1,442 Discovery Miles 14 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One of the clearest and most straightforward texts ever published, Understanding Mechanics covers all the topics required in the single-subject A Level. It is equally appropriate for those preparing for other Mathematics examinations at A Level and for students on technical courses in further and higher education. Key Points: * Principles are introduced in a simple and direct manner and all have worked examples * Ample opportunity is given for practice with questions and exercises carefully graded to provide a steady progression * Each chapter closes with a comprehensive selection of recent examination questions * Answers are given at the back of the book

Theory and Computation in Hydrodynamic Stability (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): W. O. Criminale, T. L. Jackson, R. D. Joslin Theory and Computation in Hydrodynamic Stability (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
W. O. Criminale, T. L. Jackson, R. D. Joslin
R1,324 Discovery Miles 13 240 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The study of hydrodynamic stability is fundamental to many subjects, ranging from geophysics and meteorology through to engineering design. This treatise covers both classical and modern aspects of the subject, systematically developing it from the simplest physical problems, then progressing to the most complex, considering linear and nonlinear situations, and analyzing temporal and spatial stability. The authors examine each problem both analytically and numerically. Many relevant fluid flows are treated, including those where the fluid may be compressible, or those from geophysics, or those that require salient geometries for description. Details of initial-value problems are explored equally with those of stability. The text includes copious illustrations and an extensive bibliography, making it suitable for courses on hydrodynamic stability or as an authoritative reference for researchers. In this second edition the opportunity has been taken to update the text and, most importantly, provide solutions to the numerous extended exercises.

Numerical Methods of Exploration Seismology - With Algorithms in MATLAB (R) (Hardcover): Gary F. Margrave, Michael P. Lamoureux Numerical Methods of Exploration Seismology - With Algorithms in MATLAB (R) (Hardcover)
Gary F. Margrave, Michael P. Lamoureux
R1,669 R1,585 Discovery Miles 15 850 Save R84 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Exploration seismology uses seismic imaging to form detailed images of the Earth's interior, enabling the location of likely petroleum targets. Due to the size of seismic datasets, sophisticated numerical algorithms are required. This book provides a technical guide to the essential algorithms and computational aspects of data processing, covering the theory and methods of seismic imaging. The first part introduces an extensive online library of MATLAB (R) seismic data processing codes maintained by the CREWES project at the University of Calgary. Later chapters then focus on digital signal theory and relevant aspects of wave propagation and seismic modelling, followed by deconvolution and seismic migration methods. Presenting a rigorous explanation of how to construct seismic images, it provides readers with practical tools and codes to pursue research projects and analyses. It is ideal for advanced students and researchers in applied geophysics, and for practicing exploration geoscientists in the oil and gas industry.

Introduction to Modern Dynamics - Chaos, Networks, Space and Time (Paperback): David D. Nolte Introduction to Modern Dynamics - Chaos, Networks, Space and Time (Paperback)
David D. Nolte
R980 Discovery Miles 9 800 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The best parts of physics are the last topics that our students ever see. These are the exciting new frontiers of nonlinear and complex systems that are at the forefront of university research and are the basis of many high-tech businesses. Topics such as traffic on the World Wide Web, the spread of epidemics through globally-mobile populations, or the synchronization of global economies are governed by universal principles just as profound as Newton's laws. Nonetheless, the conventional university physics curriculum reserves most of these topics for advanced graduate study. Two justifications are given for this situation: first, that the mathematical tools needed to understand these topics are beyond the skill set of undergraduate students, and second, that these are speciality topics with no common theme and little overlap. Introduction to Modern Dynamics dispels these myths. The structure of this book combines the three main topics of modern dynamics - chaos theory, dynamics on complex networks, and general relativity - into a coherent framework. By taking a geometric view of physics, concentrating on the time evolution of physical systems as trajectories through abstract spaces, these topics share a common and simple mathematical language through which any student can gain a unified physical intuition. Given the growing importance of complex dynamical systems in many areas of science and technology, this text provides students with an up-to-date foundation for their future careers.

Rigid Body Kinematics (Hardcover): Joaquim A. Batlle, Ana Barjau Condomines Rigid Body Kinematics (Hardcover)
Joaquim A. Batlle, Ana Barjau Condomines
R2,052 Discovery Miles 20 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Master the conceptual, theoretical and practical aspects of kinematics with this exhaustive text, which provides a rigorous analysis and description of general motion in mechanical systems, with numerous examples from spinning tops to wheel ground-vehicles. Over 400 figures illustrate the main ideas and provide a geometrical interpretation and a deeper understanding of concepts, and exercises and problems throughout the text provide additional hands-on practice. Ideal for students taking courses on rigid body kinematics, and an invaluable reference for researchers.

Almost All about Waves (Paperback): John R. Pierce Almost All about Waves (Paperback)
John R. Pierce
R328 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R61 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This text considers waves the great unifying concept of physics. With minimal mathematics, it emphasizes the behavior common to phenomena such as earthquake waves, ocean waves, sound waves, and mechanical waves. Topics include velocity, vector and complex representation, energy and momentum, coupled modes, polarization, diffraction, and radiation. 1974 edition.

Waves: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback): Mike Goldsmith Waves: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)
Mike Goldsmith
R221 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R24 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

We live in a world of waves. The Earth shakes to its foundations, the seas and oceans tremble incessantly, sounds reverberate through land, sea, and air. Beneath the skin, our brains and bodies are awash with waves of their own, and the Universe is filled by a vast spectrum of electromagnetic radiation, of which visible light is the narrowest sliver. Casting the net even wider, there are mechanical waves, quantum wave phenomena, and the now clearly detected gravitational waves. Look closer and deeper and more kinds of waves appear, down to the most fundamental level of reality. This Very Short Introduction looks at all the main kinds of wave, their sources, effects, and uses. Mike Goldsmith discusses how wave motion results in a range of phenomena, from reflection, diffraction, interference, and polarization in the case of light waves to beats and echoes for sound. All waves, however different, share many of the same features, and, as Goldsmith shows, for all their complexities many of their behaviours are fundamentally simple. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Microhydrodynamics - Principles and Selected Applications (Paperback): Sangtae Kim, Seppo J Karrila Microhydrodynamics - Principles and Selected Applications (Paperback)
Sangtae Kim, Seppo J Karrila
R785 R618 Discovery Miles 6 180 Save R167 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"This book is well organized and comprehensive . . . an eloquent and enduring statement of significant hydrodynamic principles." -- "AIChE Journal
"Microhydrodynamics concerns the flow and related phenomena pertinent to the motion of small particles suspended in viscous fluids. This text focuses on determining the motion of a particle or particles through a viscous fluid in bounded and unbounded flow. Its central theme is the mobility relation between particle motion and forces.
"Microhydrodynamics: Principles and Selected Applications" functions as a manual that explains methods for solving particulate flows at low-Reynolds number, from analytical to computational methods. The ever-increasing growth in computational power has resulted in a similar growth in the range of solvable problems in microhydrodynamics. Suitable for graduate students in engineering and applied mathematics, this text treats the mathematical foundations and highlights the interplay of both mathematical and physical insights, guiding readers through single particle theory and problems related to multiparticle analyses.

Assouad Dimension and Fractal Geometry (Hardcover): Jonathan M. Fraser Assouad Dimension and Fractal Geometry (Hardcover)
Jonathan M. Fraser
R1,645 Discovery Miles 16 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Assouad dimension is a notion of dimension in fractal geometry that has been the subject of much interest in recent years. This book, written by a world expert on the topic, is the first thorough account of the Assouad dimension and its many variants and applications in fractal geometry and beyond. It places the theory of the Assouad dimension in context among up-to-date treatments of many key advances in fractal geometry, while also emphasising its diverse connections with areas of mathematics including number theory, dynamical systems, harmonic analysis, and probability theory. A final chapter detailing open problems and future directions for research brings readers to the cutting edge of this exciting field. This book will be an indispensable part of the modern fractal geometer's library and a valuable resource for pure mathematicians interested in the beauty and many applications of the Assouad dimension.

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