The Manchester Physics Series General Editors: F.K. Loebinger; F. Mandl; D.J. Sandiford School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Manchester Properties of Matter B.H. Flowers and E Mendoza Statistical Physics: Second Edition F. Mandl Electromagnetism: Second Edition I.S. Grant and W.R.Phillips Statistics R.J. Barlow Solid State Physics: Second Edition J.R. Hook and H.E. Hall Quantum Mechanics F. Mandl Computing for Scientists R.J. Barlow and A.R. Barnett The Physics of Stars: Second Edition A.C. Phillips Nuclear Physics J.S. Lilley Introduction to Quantum Mechanics A.C. Phillips Particle Physics: Third Edition B.R. Martin and G. Shaw Dynamics and Relativity J.R. Forshaw and A.G. Smith Vibrations and Waves G.C. King Vibrations and Waves is based on an introductory course given regularly by the author. The text provides the student with a thorough grounding in the theory of vibrations and waves. Throughout the book, the fundamental principles of vibrations and waves are emphasised so that these principles can be applied to a wide range of oscillating systems and to different kinds of waves. The text, which is divided into two sections, vibrations followed by waves, follows a logical progression from the simple harmonic oscillator to waves in continuous media. Vibrations and Waves includes: Vibrations and waves beautifully and concisely described in terms of the mathematical equations used throughout the book Worked examples throughout Problems ranging in difficulty from simple to challenging Solutions and hints to the problems at the end of the bookKing, George is the author of 'Vibrations and Waves' with ISBN 9780470011898 and ISBN 0470011890.