A Student's Guide to Waves

A Student's Guide to Waves

Written to complement course textbooks, this book focuses on the topics that undergraduates in physics and engineering find most difficult.

A Student's Guide to the Schrödinger Equation

A Student's Guide to the Schrödinger Equation

A clear guide to the key concepts and mathematical techniques underlying the Schrödinger equation, including homework problems and fully worked solutions.

A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equations

A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equations

Gauss's law for electric fields, Gauss's law for magnetic fields, Faraday's law, and the Ampere–Maxwell law are four of the most influential equations in science. In this guide for students, each equation is the subject of an entire chapter, with detailed, plain-language explanations of the physical meaning of each symbol in the equation, for both the integral and differential forms. The final chapter shows how Maxwell's equations may be combined to produce the wave equation, the basis for the electromagnetic theory of light. This book is a wonderful resource for undergraduate and graduate courses in electromagnetism and electromagnetics. A website hosted by the author at www.cambridge.org/9780521701471 contains interactive solutions to every problem in the text as well as audio podcasts to walk students through each chapter.

A Student's Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy

A Student's Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy

The study of astronomy offers an unlimited opportunity for us to gain a deeper understanding of our planet, the Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy and the known Universe. Using the plain-language approach that has proven highly popular in Fleisch's other Student's Guides, this book is ideal for non-science majors taking introductory astronomy courses. The authors address topics that students find most troublesome, on subjects ranging from stars and light to gravity and black holes. Dozens of fully worked examples and over 150 exercises and homework problems help readers get to grips with the concepts in each chapter. An accompanying website features a host of supporting materials, including interactive solutions for every exercise and problem in the text and a series of video podcasts in which the authors explain the important concepts of every section of the book.

A Student's Guide to Atomic Physics

A Student's Guide to Atomic Physics

A concise overview of the fundamental concepts and applications of atomic physics for students including examples, problems, and diagrams of key concepts.

A Student's Guide to Fourier Transforms

With Applications in Physics and Engineering

A Student's Guide to Fourier Transforms

Fourier transform theory is of central importance in a vast range of applications in physical science, engineering and applied mathematics. Providing a concise introduction to the theory and practice of Fourier transforms, this book is invaluable to students of physics, electrical and electronic engineering, and computer science. After a brief description of the basic ideas and theorems, the power of the technique is illustrated through applications in optics, spectroscopy, electronics and telecommunications. The rarely discussed but important field of multi-dimensional Fourier theory is covered, including a description of Computer Axial Tomography (CAT scanning). The book concludes by discussing digital methods, with particular attention to the Fast Fourier Transform and its implementation. This new edition has been revised to include new and interesting material, such as convolution with a sinusoid, coherence, the Michelson stellar interferometer and the van Cittert–Zernike theorem, Babinet's principle and dipole arrays.

A Student's Guide to General Relativity

A Student's Guide to General Relativity

Vectors, tensors and functions -- Manifolds, vectors and differentiation -- Energy, momentum and Einstein's equations

A Student's Guide to Mass Communication Law

A Student's Guide to Mass Communication Law

A unique learning tool for students in journalism and mass communication, A Student's Guide to Mass Communication Law is written for students by a top student. Amber Nieto and her professor John F. Schmitt--who also brings his experience as a lawyer and a journalist--have created an easy-to-read study guide to be used alongside any main textbook on media law or communication law. An outline format allows for quick reference and for instructors to choose material useful to their courses. Including a glossary and the text of the U.S. Constitution, this concise guide covers key areas such as free speech, freedom of the press, censorship, the student press, defamation and libel, privacy, intellectual property, fair trial issues, shield laws, freedom of information, obscenity, electronic media regulation, media ownership, and advertising. A Student's Guide helps students understand textbook material and serves as an ongoing refresher course on the basics of mass communication law and media law.

CCEA AS Unit 2 Physics Student Guide: Waves, photons and astronomy

CCEA AS Unit 2 Physics Student Guide: Waves, photons and astronomy

Exam Board: CCEA Level: A-level Subject: Physics First Teaching: September 2016 First Exam: June 2018 Reinforce students' understanding throughout their course; clear topic summaries with sample questions and answers will improve exam technique to achieve higher grades. Written by examiners and teachers, Student Guides: · Help students identify what they need to know with a concise summary of the topics examined in the AS and A-level specification · Consolidate understanding with exam tips and knowledge check questions · Provide opportunities to improve exam technique with sample graded answers to exam-style questions · Develop independent learning and research skills · Provide the content for generating individual revision notes

A Student's Guide to Japanese American Genealogy

A Student's Guide to Japanese American Genealogy

A step-by-step guide to genealogical research for students of Japanese American descent or those interested in Japanese Americans.