Engineering

Wave Propagation Theories and Applications

Edited by Yi Zheng, ISBN 978-953-51-0979-2, 380 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published February 13, 2013 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/3393

A wave is one of the basic physics phenomena observed by mankind since ancient time. The wave is also one of the most-studied physics phenomena that can be well described by mathematics. The study may be the best illustration of what is “science”, which approximates the laws of nature by using human defined symbols, operators, and languages. Having a good understanding of waves and wave propagation can help us to improve the quality of life and provide a pathway for future explorations of the nature and universe. This book introduces some exciting applications and theories to those who have general interests in waves and wave propagations, and provides insights and references to those who are specialized in the areas presented in the book.