Now brought up to date, this improved second edition is ideal for classical mechanics courses for first- and second-year undergraduates with foundation skills in mathematics. The book retains all the features of the first edition, but with new examples taken from recent developments and a solutions manual for instructors at www.cambridge.org/kandk.
This Very Short Introduction explores the science of sound and its nature, hearing and harmony. Considering sound we can´t hear, the author also covers different sound worlds, as well as noise and its reduction.
Comprehensively covers the basic principles and practice of Operational Modal Analysis (OMA). * Covers all important aspects that are needed to understand why OMA is a practical tool for modal testing * Covers advanced topics, including closely spaced modes, mode shape scaling, mode shape expansion and estimation of stress and strain in operational responses * Discusses practical applications of Operational Modal Analysis * Includes examples supported by MATLAB(r) applications * Accompanied by a website hosting a MATLAB(r) toolbox for Operational Modal Analysis
This textbook provides a clear and concise introduction to both theory and application of fluid dynamics. It has a wide scope, frequent references to experiments, and numerous exercises (with hints and answers).
Why are some problems easy to solve, while others seem nearly impossible? What can we compute with a given amount of time or memory, and what cannot be computed at all? How will quantum physics change the landscape of computation? This book gives a playful and accessible introduction to the deep ideas of theoretical computer science.
This is the second edition of a widely used practical guide to computer simulations of liquids. The technique uses a model for the way molecules interact, to predict how large numbers of them behave in liquid state. This essential introduction to this rapidly growing field is complete with illustrative computer code.
A comprehensible introduction to the most fascinating research in theoretical physics: advanced quantum gravity. This book focuses on the physical and conceptual aspects of the problem and includes the background material needed to enter this lively domain of research, making it ideal for researchers and graduate students.