Vibrations and Waves

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CRC Press, Sep 30, 1971 - Science - 316 pages
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User Review  - Darnel Theagene - Goodreads

Great book for anyone interested in classical wave phenomena or is planning on studying quantum waves in the future. Word of caution, it does get very math/trig heavy in certain proofs and there were ... Read full review

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User Review  - Winston O'Toole - Goodreads

Didn't like it at first. The material jumped from pretty slow and easy into examples which were a bit beyond what I could untangle. But then it turns out I like this? It forces you to think and thinking... is good? Read full review


Periodic motions
The superposition of periodic motions
The free vibrations of physical systems
Forced vibrations and resonance
Coupled oscillators and normal modes
Normal modes of continuous systems Fourier analysis
Progressive waves
Boundary effects and interference
A short bibliography
Answers to problems

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