The aim of this series is to discuss the science of various waves. It consists of several books, each covering a specific subject known as a wave phenomenon. Each book is designed to be self-contained so that the reader can understand the gist of the subject. From this viewpoint, the reader can read any book as a stand-alone article. However, it is beneficial to read multiple books as it would provide the reader with the opportunity to view the same aspect of wave dynamics from different angles.
The targeted readership is graduate students of the field and engineers whose background is similar but different from the subject. Throughout the series, it is intended to help students and engineers deepen their fundamental understanding of the subject as wave dynamics. An emphasis is laid on grasping the big picture of each subject without dealing with detailed formalism, and yet understanding the practical aspects of the subject. To this end, mathematical formulations are simplified as much as possible and applications to cutting edge research are included. The reader is encouraged to read books cited in each book for further details of the subject.