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Waves and Vibrations

  • Sandro Salsa
Part of the Universitext book series (UTX)

Abstract

Our dayly experience deals with sound waves, electromagnetic waves (as radio or light waves), deep or surface water waves, elastic waves in solid materials. Oscillatory phenomena manifest themselves also in contexts and ways less macroscopic and known. This is the case, for instance, of rarefaction and shock waves in traffic dynamics or of electrochemical waves in human nervous system and in the regulation of the heart beat. In quantum physics, everything can be described in terms of wave functions, at a sufficiently small scale.

Keywords

Wave Equation Cauchy Problem Wave Packet Fundamental Solution Canonical Form 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Italia 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandro Salsa
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di MatematicaPolitecnico di MilanoItaly

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