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Dynamic Fields and Waves

1st Edition

Edited by A Norton

CRC Press

220 pages

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Paperback: 9780750307192
pub: 2000-01-01
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Description

This book explores the use of waves on strings and sound waves to illustrate the behaviour of waves. It shows how Albert Einstein overturned Newtonian physics and predicted startling new effects such as time dilation and length contraction for objects travelling at close to the speed of light.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

FIELDS THAT VARY WITH TIME

Current without wires-some examples of induction

Principles of electromagnetic induction

Maxwell's equations

Closing items

WAVES AND ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION

Butterflies and oil spills

Describing waves

Traveling waves

Standing waves

Electromagnetic radiation

The propagation of waves

Closing items

OPTICS AND OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS

Seeing the very small and the very distant

Optical building blocks

Objects and images

Optical systems

Closing items

SPECIAL RELATIVITY

Why do fast-moving muons live so long?

The principle of relativity

Coordinate transformations

The constancy of the speed of light

Some spectacular new predictions of special relativity

The Lorentz transformation

Relativistic physics

Closing items

CONSOLIDATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Introduction

ANSWERS AND COMMENTS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INDEX

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical