1st Edition

Dynamic Fields and Waves





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ISBN 9780750307192
Published January 1, 2000 by CRC Press
272 Pages

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Book 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

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