Suitable for researchers and graduate students in fluid dynamics, astrophysics, and other areas of physics, this book clearly elucidates the dynamics and behavior of waves and oscillations in various mediums. It presents different types of waves and oscillations that can be observed and studied from macroscopic to microscopic scales. The authors describe applications in astrophysics, include simple exercises to give readers a hands-on grasp of the basics, and provide a large list of bibliographic sources that enable readers to research more technical aspects.

chapter 1|72 pages

Introduction to Waves and Oscillations

chapter 2|86 pages

Electromagnetic Waves

chapter 3|28 pages

Waves in Uniform Media

chapter 4|48 pages

Hydrodynamic Waves

chapter 5|32 pages

MHD Waves in Uniform Media

chapter 6|44 pages

MHD Waves in Nonuniform Media

chapter 7|42 pages

Shock Waves

chapter 8|62 pages

Waves in Optics

chapter 9|36 pages

Plasma Waves

chapter 10|42 pages

Fluid and Plasma Instabilities