Ancient Hebrew and Christian tradition relates that the universe was created in six days,
following which there was a day of rest. What the old chronicles never recorded was that, on
the eighth day, the Creator must have dropped back into the lab to do some tidying up. Only
then, coming across his rough notes for Maxwell’s and the acoustic wave equations, did the
thought occur that the creation of light and sound could be logically extrapolated to x-rays
Representing nearly fifty years of cooperation between Wiley and the Structural Stability Research Council, the Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures is often described as an invaluable reference for practicing structural engineers and researchers. For generations of engineers and architects, the Guide has served as the definitive work on designing steel and aluminum structures for stability.
A wave is one of the basic physics phenomena observed by mankind since ancient time. The wave is also one of the most-studied physics phenomena that can be well described by mathematics. The study may be the best illustration of what is “science”, which approximates the laws of nature by using human defined symbols, operators, and languages.