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Introduction to Waves: Sound, Light, and Beyond

351 pages
Arcler Education Inc
In the intriguing domain of physics, Waves: Sound, Light, and Beyond serves as an enlightening journey into the realms of diverse wave phenomena that constantly engage with our existence. It starts with familiar territory, exploring sound waves, responsible for converting vibrational patterns into discernible sounds, and light waves, the invisible oscillations that bring color and brightness to our world. Beyond these commonly experienced waves, the exploration expands to embrace the electromagnetic spectrum, featuring an array of invisible yet profoundly impactful waves like radio waves, microwaves, and X-rays. These underpin much of our modern technological landscape, from broadcasting and data transmission to medical imaging. This fascinating subject interweaves principles from physics, mathematics, and engineering to impart an understanding of how wave propagation enables energy and information transfer. By delving into wave properties like amplitude, frequency, and wavelength, or by understanding advanced concepts like wave interference, diffraction, and polarization, the study of waves allows us to comprehend and shape our technologically sophisticated world better. "Introduction to Waves: Sound, Light, and Beyond" is a comprehensive guide that delves into the captivating world of wave phenomena. Catering to students, researchers, and enthusiasts seeking to grasp the principles, applications, and impacts of diverse wave types, this book covers a broad spectrum of topics. These include an introduction to waves, wave phenomena in nature, sound and light waves, wave behavior and interference, other types of waves beyond sound and light, the role of waves in modern technology, and future trends in wave science. The book delivers a unique blend of academic rigor and practical insights, fostering a deeper understanding of how waves shape our lives and the world around us. "Introduction to Waves: Sound, Light, and Beyond" equips readers with the knowledge to explore and appreciate the intriguing interplay of waves in various contexts, stimulating intellectual curiosity, fostering academic discourse, and inspiring advancements in wave-related fields. It is an essential resource for those committed to unraveling the mysteries of wave phenomena, from fundamental principles to cutting-edge applications.
Author Bio
Dr. SachchidaNand Shukla, is presently working as Professor, Department of Physics & Electronics, Dr. Ram-Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Ayodhya, UP, India. He did his Masters in Physics (Electronics) in 1988 and Ph.D. in 1992 from the same university. Dr. Shukla holds 27 years’ experience of teaching M.Sc. (Physics) and M.Sc. (Electronics) students and 3 years experience of teaching B.Tech., MCA and B.Sc. (Electronics) students. He has published 85 research papers in peer-reviewed/ indexed journals of International/National repute & conference proceedings and 02 books. In his supervision 14 research scholars have been awarded Ph.D. degree. In addition to it he is the recipient of Best Scientist National Award (2018) of IRDP Group of Journals, Chennai and Maatee Ratan Samman (2017). He has also been selected as Fellow of IACSIT (International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology, Singapore) and Associate Fellow of IAPS (International Academy of Physical Sciences) in 2018. In view of Dr. Shukla’s academic achievements his employer institution, Dr. RamManohar Lohia Avadh University, has conferred upon him the ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ in 2018. Besides having a wide exposure to various key positions of University administration like Pro Vice Chancellor, Registrar, Director College Development Council (CDC), Coordinator UGC and RUSA, Head of Physics Department etc, Dr. Shukla has membership of 08 academic bodies of international repute. To name a few are ISCA (The Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata, India), IETE (The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, New Delhi, India), NASI (The National Academy of Sciences, India, Allahabad, India), IAPS (International Academy of Physical Sciences, Allahabad, India and SCIEI (Science and Engineering Institute, Hong Kong, SAR of China).