I'm looking for a textbook or paper(s) which explains vibration, fundamental
frequency (s), harmonics, and modes in nonengineering terms. I do not need
all the mathematical background. The problem is that these concepts need
explained to a group of people who have no engineering or physics
background.
try using analogies. hmm comparing vibrations as bumps on the road. and
harmonics as hmm hills.
i mean may be using simple analogies of every day might help
good luck

Hasta Luego
Irshaad
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"Alan Krem, Krem Speed Equipment" wrote in
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> I'm looking for a textbook or paper(s) which explains vibration, fundamental
> frequency (s), harmonics, and modes in nonengineering terms. I do not need
> all the mathematical background. The problem is that these concepts need
> explained to a group of people who have no engineering or physics > background.
>
>
>
>
>
I think you can get a start with these texts:
Schaum's Outline Series, Theory and Problems of Mechanical Vibrations,
William W. Seto, McGrawHill, ISBN 070563276
The first chapter gives a very brief explanation with a few examples.
College Outline Series, Physics Problems and How to Solve Them, Clarence E.
Bennett, Barnes & Noble
See chapters 6 and 8
These are still engineering oriented, but may help with a simplified
explanation.
Try a Slinky to demonstrate. I think the plastic ones are better
Try several identical drinking glasses with various levels of water.
Try a length of clothes (?) line rope.
Jim Y
Alan Krem, Krem Speed Equipment wrote in
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> I'm looking for a textbook or paper(s) which explains vibration, fundamental
> frequency (s), harmonics, and modes in nonengineering terms. I do not need
> all the mathematical background. The problem is that these concepts need
> explained to a group of people who have no engineering or physics > background.
>
>
>
>
>
Thanks to all that had suggestions. The examples will work well and I
believe the Schaum's Outline Series may provide the less technical terms.
> I think you can get a start with these texts:
>
> Schaum's Outline Series, Theory and Problems of Mechanical Vibrations,
> William W. Seto, McGrawHill, ISBN 070563276
> The first chapter gives a very brief explanation with a few examples.
> College Outline Series, Physics Problems and How to Solve Them, Clarence E.
> Bennett, Barnes & Noble
> See chapters 6 and 8
>
> These are still engineering oriented, but may help with a simplified > explanation.
> Try a Slinky to demonstrate. I think the plastic ones are better
> Try several identical drinking glasses with various levels of water.
> Try a length of clothes (?) line rope.
>
> Jim Y
>
>
> Alan Krem, Krem Speed Equipment wrote in
> message news:3f36409c snippedforprivacy@corp.newsgroups.com...
> > I'm looking for a textbook or paper(s) which explains vibration, > fundamental
> > frequency (s), harmonics, and modes in nonengineering terms. I do not > need
> > all the mathematical background. The problem is that these concepts need
> > explained to a group of people who have no engineering or physics > > background.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
I highly recommend the following book for a qualitative explanation:
Vibration by R. E. D. Bishop
It is outofprint, but Amazon has a used one for sale.
In addition, I have posted some vibration articles at:
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Tom Irvine
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