Welcome to the website for A Student's Guide to Waves, and thanks for visiting. The purpose of this site is to supplement the material in the book by providing resources that will help you understand the mathematical concepts and techniques useful for understanding waves. On this site, you'll find:
Complete solutions to every problem in the book
From this page, you'll be able to get a series of hints to help you solve each of the chapter-end problems in the text, or you can see the full solution to each problem straight away. Just use the menu on the left to click on one of the Chapters, select "Problems," and pick the problem for which you'd like some help.
For each of the six chapters in the text, we've recorded a series of audio podcasts in which we walk you through the most significant mathematical concepts contained within that chapter.
Review documents and links
You'll also find documents and links to additional information about the following topics: - Reflection and Transmission Coefficients for Mechanical Waves - Effect of Non-constant Potential Energy - Wavelets
We hope you find the material on this site helpful, and we're interested in any comments you may have as to how this site (and the text) could be more useful to you. Thanks for your time.