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Waves and Vibrations books

  1. Apr 28, 2005 #1


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    I've run a search through amazon and I found that basically there are only 2 books about waves and vibrations:

    1. 'Vibration and waves in physics' by Main, which looks good judging from the table of content

    2. 'Vibrations and Waves' by French, which is the book I used for my W&V class but it doesn't treat the subject of wave packets and it introduces Fourier analysis only superficially.

    Has anyone read 1. ?

    What are the other books on waves and vibrations?
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  3. Apr 28, 2005 #2


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  4. Apr 28, 2005 #3
    There is another one by John Pain. There is not much you need to know except sound (or mechanical waves) and electromagnetic waves.

    PS: And of course partial differential equations.
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