Tell me everything there is to know about waves.
September 7, 2010 5:03 PM Subscribe
I'm interested in learning everything there is to know about waves. Sound waves, ocean waves, light waves, electromagnetic waves, waves in math, in economics, brain waves, etc, etc....
posted by empath to science & nature (15 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I'm interested in a general book about waves, in the same mold as recent non-fiction books about Zero or Pi, etc. If there isn't one, then I'm interested in any books, articles, documentaries, anything at all about what waves are, the history of the science behind them, how they work, areas of science that deal with them in unexpected ways and how they apply to anything from earthquakes, to music, to economics to neurology to anything at all you can think of, even if it's fairly tangential. I'm interested in anything from popular science books to university text books. I especially want detailed explanations of the math behind any of these phenomena, from simple springs to quantum mechanics.
I know this is really broad, and I'm not looking for random facts to be posted here. I'm more kind of interested in useful and/or entertaining resources for learning about these things.