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Unformatted text preview: Vibrations and Waves . New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1971. Chapter 7: Progressive Waves (pp. 244–246). Chapter 7: Progressive Waves Waves in Two and Three Dimensions (p. 244) You first read this section in Unit 8. Please refer to the Unit 8 notes. The discussion refers to multidimensional normal modes first. You should review Chapter 6 as necessary as a reminder. Solutions of the wave equation are immediate if the coordinate system used is rectangular. Indeed, if boundaries are treated properly, a rectangular grid can always be used for numerical solutions. However, for analysis it is often useful to transform the wave equation to other coordinate systems....
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2011 for the course PHYS 320 taught by Professor Martinconner during the Spring '10 term at Open Uni..
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