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The Physics of Vibration

  • Date Published: February 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521033336

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  • The study of vibration in physical systems is central to almost all fields in physics and engineering. This work, originally published in two volumes, examines the classical aspects in Part I and the quantum oscillator in Part II. The classical linear vibrator is treated first and the underlying unity of all linear oscillations in electrical, mechanical and acoustic systems is emphasized. The treatment of nonlinear vibrations, a field with which engineers and physicists are generally less familiar, is then examined. Part II then concentrates on quantum systems, looking at the vibrations in atoms and molecules and their interaction with electromagnetic radiation. The similarities of classical and quantum methods are stressed and the limits of the classical treatment are examined. Throughout the book, each phenomenon discussed is well illustrated with many examples; and theory and experiment are compared. This is a useful introduction to the more advanced mathematical treatment of vibrations as it bridges the gap between the basic principles and more specialized concepts.

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    • Date Published: February 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521033336
    • length: 656 pages
    • dimensions: 248 x 189 x 33 mm
    • weight: 1.145kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to part I
    Preface to part II
    Preface to the combined volume
    1. General introduction - author to reader
    Part I. The Simple Classical Vibrator:
    2. The free vibrator
    3. Applications of complex variables to linear systems
    4.. Fourier series and integral
    5. Spectrum analysis
    6. The driven harmonic vibrator
    7. Waves and resonators
    8. Velocity-dependent forces
    9. The driven anharmonic vibrator
    subharmonics
    stability
    10. Parametric excitation
    11. Maintained oscillators
    12. Coupled vibrators
    Part II. The Simple Vibrator in Quantum Mechanics:
    13. The quantized harmonic vibrator and its classical features
    14. Anharmonic vibrators
    15. Vibrations and cyclotron orbits in two dimensions
    16. Dissipation, level broadening and radiation
    17. The equivalent classical oscillator
    18. The two-level system
    19. Line broadening
    20. The ammonia maser
    21. The family of masers: from laser to travelling-wave oscillator
    Epilogue
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    A. B. Pippard, University of Cambridge

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