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Elementary Physics II Oscillations, Waves: Sound and Electromagnetic/Light

Elementary Physics II Oscillations, Waves: Sound and Electromagnetic/Light

This is a free textbook offered by BookBoon. Developing an elementary picture of the Universe was the challenge here. In EP I we concentrated on motion of particles and a brief introduction to thermodynamics. To complete our study it is notable that throughout life we work with two WAVE phenomena: SOUND and LIGHT! This volume (EP II) is intended to help us understand them at the most basic level. We begin by discussing waves in matter - SOUND being a special case. To get there we start by describing linear harmonic oscillations and go on to travelling waves in strings, standing waves in strings and pipes and eventually the basics of periodic SOUND waves in gases. To understand the nature of LIGHT we begin by introducing Electric and Magnetic fields and build the relationships which develop... Show More

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