Formulas are not in equation form, for reasons that are unclear. He describes additive technologies, consumer 3D printing in homes and schools, mass customization which can create tens of millions of unique items , and industrial uses. After offering a basic definition of waves and explaining the mechanics of wind-wave generation, Raichlen describes how waves travel, how they shoal rise , how they break, and how they transform in other ways. He goes on to describe, among other things, the complicated sun-Earth-moon combinations that create astronomical tides the high and low tides that occur daily and predictably ; the effects of waves on the beach, including rip currents and beach erosion, and on harbors and shipping; and the building of breakwaters to protect harbors and bays. Industrial uses are becoming widespread, as businesses use the technology to fabricate prototypes, spare parts, custom-fitted prosthetics, and other plastic or metal items, often at lower cost and with greater efficiency than standard manufacturing. For those of us who knew little about waves, it educates us. Finally, Jordan looks at new and emerging uses, including bioprinting, building construction, and micromachines.
It is an overview meant for the scientifically inclined, reading more like a texbook than a narrative essay. In Waves, Fredric Raichlen traces the evolution of waves, from their generation in the deep ocean to their effects on the coast. Some of the references are incorrect one is given twice but attributed to different authors. Written by leading thinkers, the books in this series deliver expert overviews of subjects that range from the cultural and the historical to the scientific and the technical. The use of 3D printing—digitally controlled additive manufacturing—is growing rapidly. Promotion ends 28th February 2019.
Raichlen's book offers a rich variety of information in brief. Semester 126 Day Quarter Day Session Day Would you like to keep the book? Whether you are fascinated by maritime disaster or have a placid curiosity about waves, Mr. But where do these waves come from? This ready reference is a comprehensive guide to pop culture in Asia and Oceania, including topics such as top Korean singers, Thailand's sports heroes, and Japanese fashion. Describing the science underlying this astonishing variety, Waves offers a different kind of beach reading. He explains, in a way that is readily understandable to nonscientists, both the science of waves themselves and the technology that can be used to protect us against their more extreme forms, including hurricanes and tsunamis.
It is a good idea to summarize the very interesting subject of water waves in a small book. He discusses hurricanes, storm surges, and hurricane-generated waves. Jordan outlines the stages of 3D printing, from idea to software model to a printable file that slices the planned object into printable layers to the finished object itself. I wanted to like this book. He offers a brief history of tsunamis, including Sumatra's in 2004 and Japan's in 2011, and explains the mechanisms that generate them including earthquakes, landslides, and volcanoes. Sitting on the beach on a sunny summer day, we enjoy the steady advance and retreat of the waves.
Your results will vary depending on several factors, including the condition of the book and the advertised price at the time of sale. But where do these waves come from? Promotional titles will take around 7 working days to dispatch, subject to availability. Your Shopping Cart is empty. The book contains equations, diagrams, and pictures. In the water, enthusiastic waders jump and shriek with pleasure when a wave hits them. It has sections about waves, the wind, tides, waves and the shore, extreme waves, and a appendix and glossary of word definitions.
Casting the net even wider, there are mechanical waves, quantum wave phenomena, and the now clearly detected gravitational waves. An accessible introduction to 3D printing that outlines the additive manufacturing process, industrial and household markets, and emerging uses. Raichlen's book offers a rich variety of information in brief. Jordan explains that although 3D printers have not become the ubiquitous home appliance once predicted, they are making inroads into mass markets; and he discusses the business factors that may hinder industry adoption of 3D printing technologies. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.
Synthesizing specialized subject matter for nonspecialists and engaging critical topics through fundamentals, each of these compact volumes offers readers a point of access to complex ideas. Mike Goldsmith discusses how wave motion results in a range of phenomena, from reflection, diffraction, interference, and polarization in the case of light waves to beats and echoes for sound. سوف نتعلم المبادئ الستة الأساسية, وكيف نستعملها كي نصبح مهرة في فن الإقناع- وكيف ندافع عن أنفسنا ضد من يحاول أن يستغلنا بإقناعنا بما يريد. After offering a basic definition of waves and explaining the mechanics of wind-wave generation, Raichlen describes how waves travel, how they shoal rise , how they break, and how they transform in other ways. I wish more authors understood the importance of glossaries and complete indexes. In Waves, Fredric Raichlen traces the evolution of waves, from their generation in the deep ocean to their effects on the coast.
In today's era of instant information gratification, we have ready access to opinions, rationalizations, and superficial descriptions. Beneath the skin, our brains and bodies are awash with waves of their own, and the Universe is filled by a vast spectrum of electromagnetic radiation, of which visible light is the narrowest sliver. If you already have an account, sign in. Raichlen admirably avoids the razzle-dazzle that too often pervades the prose of popular science books; his tone is uninflated and plain-spoken. One oddity of layout is that a number of pages are black with large white text to emphasize points made in the text. This fascinating little book tells one everything one could want to know about waves.
An easy read since 1 the heavy math is in an appendix and 2 Mr. Sitting on the beach on a sunny summer day, we enjoy the steady advance and retreat of the waves. The book gives the impression of being a hurried transcription of a set of lectures, and is badly in need of an editor. The Earth shakes to its foundations, the seas and oceans tremble incessantly, sounds reverberate through land, sea, and air. Look closer and deeper and more kinds of waves appear, down to the most fundamental level of reality. All in all, I enjoyed the book. We support a variety of open access funding models for select books, including monographs, trade books, and textbooks.