This is a first undergraduate textbook in Solid State Physics or Condensed Matter Physics. While most textbooks on the subject are extremely dry, this book is written to be much more exciting, inspiring, and entertaining.
Being the most active field in modern physics, Optical Physics has developed many new branches and interdisciplinary fields overlapping with various classical disciplines. This series summarizes the advancements of optical physics in the past twenty years in the following fields: High Field Laser Physics, Precision Laser Spectroscopy, Nonlinear Optics, Nanophotonics, Quantum Optics, Ultrafast Optics, Condensed Matter Optics, and Molecular Biophotonics.
´´What singles this book out is the sheer diversity of instruments covered this is a very welcome book. It is fair to say that the science of percussion instruments would not have advanced anywhere near so far without the tireless enthusiasm and passion of Rossing and his students.´´Nature, 2001´´It forms a very nice survey work on an entire class of musical instruments I recommend it to anyone interested in acoustics and the physics of musical instruments.´´American Journal of Physics, Sept 2001
For thirty years this has been the acknowledged standard in advanced classical mechanics courses. This classic text enables students to make connections between classical and modern physics - an indispensable part of a physicist´s education. In this new edition, Beams Medal winner Charles Poole and John Safko have updated the text to include the latest topics, applications, and notation, to reflect today´s physics curriculum. They introduce students to the increasingly important role that nonlinearities play in contemporary applications of classical mechanics. New numerical exercises help students to develop skills in how to use computer techniques to solve problems in physics. Mathematical techniques are presented in detail so that the text remains fully accessible to students who have not had an intermediate course in classical mechanics. Product Description For 30 years, this book has been the acknowledged standard in advanced classical mechanics courses. This classic book enables readers to make connections between classical and modern physics ? an indispensable part of a physicist´s education. In this new edition, Beams Medal winner Charles Poole and John Safko have updated the book to include the latest topics, applications, and notation to reflect today´s physics curriculum. Features + Benefits The classic approach of this leading text has been revised and updated without increasing the overall length of the book. NEW - NEW! Chapter 11 on classical chaos theory builds from the Hamilton-Jacobi theory to introduce nonlinear dynamics and fractal dimensionality as it relates to classical mechanics. REVISED! Chapter 7 now presents special relativity using the standard real metric (in lieu of the complex Minkowski space) and coordinate-free notation, and includes a brief introduction to the concepts of general relativity. UPDATED! A section on the Euler and Lagrange exact solutions to the three-body problem has been added to Chapter 3. UPDATED! A section on the damped driven oscillator as an example of the workings of the Josephson junction has been added to Chapter 6. REVISED! Chapter 12 on Canonical Perturbation Theory has been streamlined and the mathematics has been simplified. NEW - NEW! Approximately 45 new problems, mostly in Chapters One through Eight and Eleven. Problem sets are now helpfully divided into ´´Derivations´´ and ´´Exercises.´´ 1. Survey of the Elementary Principles. 2. Variational Principles and Lagrange´s Equations. UPDATED! 3. The Central Force Problem. 4. The Kinematics of Rigid Body Motion. 5. The Rigid Body Equations of Motion. UPDATED! 6. Oscillations. REVISED! 7. The Classical Mechanics of the Special Theory of Relativity. 8. The Hamiltonian Equations of Motion. 9. Canonical Transformations. 10. Hamilton-Jacobi Theory and Action Angle Variables. NEW! 11. Classical Chaos. REVISED! 12. Canonical Perturbation Theory. 13. Introduction to Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Formulations for Continuous Systems and Fields. Appendixes. Select Bibliography. Index. For thirty years this has been the acknowledged standard in advanced classical mechanics courses. This classic text enables students to make connections between classical and modern physics - an indispensable part of a physicist´s education. In this new edition, Beams Medal winner Charles Poole and John Safko have updated the text to include the latest topics, applications, and notation, to reflect today´s physics curriculum. They introduce students to the increasingly important role that nonlinearities play in contemporary applications of classical mechanics. New numerical exercises help students to develop skills in how to use computer techniques to solve problems in physics. Mathematical techniques are presented in detail so that the text remains fully accessible to students who have not had an intermediate course in classical mechanics.
This edited book, based on material presented at the EU Spec Training School on Multiple Scattering Codes and the following MSNano Conference, is divided into two distinct parts. The first part, subtitled ´´basic knowledge´´, provides the basics of the multiple scattering description in spectroscopies, enabling readers to understand the physics behind the various multiple scattering codes available for modelling spectroscopies. The second part, ´´extended knowledge´´, presents ´´state- of-the-art´´ short chapters on specific subjects associated with improving of the actual description of spectroscopies within the multiple scattering formalism, such as inelastic processes, or precise examples of modelling.
John Taylor has brought to his new book, Classical Mechanics , all of the clarity and insight that made his Introduction to Error Analysis a best-selling text. Classical Mechanics is intended for students who have studied some mechanics in an introductory physics course and covers such topics as conservation laws, oscillations, Lagrangian mechanics, two-body problems, non-inertial frames, rigid bodies, normal modes, chaos theory, Hamiltonian mechanics, and continuum mechanics. A particular highlight is the chapter on chaos, which focuses on a few simple systems, to give a truly comprehensible introduction to the concepts that we hear so much about. At the end of each chapter is a large selection of interesting problems for the student, classified by topic and approximate difficulty, and ranging from simple exercises to challenging computer projects. Taylor´s Classical Mechanics is a thorough and very readable introduction to a subject that is four hundred years old but as exciting today as ever. He manages to convey that excitement as well as deep understanding and insight.
In each generation, scientists must redefine their fields: abstracting, simplifying and distilling the previous standard topics to make room for new advances and methods. Sethna´s book takes this step for statistical mechanics - a field rooted in physics and chemistry whose ideas and methods are now central to information theory, complexity, and modern biology. Aimed at advanced undergraduates and early graduate students in all of these fields, Sethna limits his main presentation to the topics that future mathematicians and biologists, as well as physicists and chemists, will find fascinating and central to their work. The amazing breadth of the field is reflected in the author´s large supply of carefully crafted exercises, each an introduction to a whole field of study: everything from chaos through information theory to life at the end of the universe.
Project Report from the year 2016 in the subject Physics - Acoustics, grade: 3.56, , language: English, abstract: This study was carried out in order to investigate the noise level at the Ondo State School of Health Technology, Akure. Prospective study design was adopted for this study and noise level meter was used to collect data and simple random sampling technique was used. The school was divided into 4 sections which are Academic, commercial, administrative, and residential sections and a sample size of 100 was determined, the retrieved questionnaire were sorted and analyzed using tables and bar charts. During the course of sampling with noise level meter, it was noted that noise coming from the commercial section was higher than any other section and ranged between 80dB and 89dB which is above the threshold limits man can be exposed to due to the operations carried out in the section. However, at night it was measured to be at lowest level of 49dB based on the close of commercial activities around 7pm daily. In the residential section it was noted that the level of noise produced between the hours of 10am and 1pm was the lowest but from the hour of 2pm upward the noise was at its peak based on the presence of the student in their various lodge ranging between 65dB to 79dB at the academic section the noise level range between 45dB to 60dB which means that the noise levels is low at the section. In the administrative section, the noise produced was between 45dB and 50dB which means that the noise level was at the lowest level for the entire school environment. In the questionnaire people´s knowledge and perception was measured, sorted and analyzed which shows that noise level is high at the ondo state school of Health Technology which should be minimized to enhance a good and conducive environment for learning/teaching.