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By John R. Pierce

This textual content considers waves the nice unifying proposal of physics. With minimum arithmetic, it emphasizes the habit universal to precise phenomena—earthquake waves studied by means of seismologists; waves and ripples on oceans, lakes, and ponds; waves of sound that shuttle in the course of the air; mechanical waves in stretched strings and in quartz crystals that may be used to manage the frequency of radio transmitters; electromagnetic waves that represent gentle, and which are radiated via radio transmitters and acquired by way of radio receivers; and the waves of likelihood hired in quantum mechanics to foretell the habit of electrons, atoms, and intricate substances.
Starting with a glance on the power and gear of sinusoidal waves, author John R. Pierce explores wave media and modes, section pace and staff speed, vector and intricate illustration, strength and momentum, coupled modes and coupling among modes, polarization, diffraction, and radiation. References and an index look on the finish of the book.

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But whence this intelligence springs, whether it is truly extra-terrestrial, or bespeaks a higher reality not yet recognized by science, or even if it be in some way or another a strange psychic manifestation of our own intelligence, is much the question… […] It is indeed sobering, yet challenging, to consider that the entire UFO phenomenon may be only the tip of the proverbial iceberg in a signaling an entirely new domain of the knowledge of nature as yet totally unexplored, as unexplored and as unimagined as nuclear processes would have been a century ago.

In some cases, there are events before, during, and after the “sighting proper” imbued with elements of time and space distortion, bizarre synchronicities, strange states of consciousness, beings that act absurd, strange ‘creatures’ associated with the sighting, but not necessarily part of the sighting, anomalous phone calls, electronic glitches, paranormal events including poltergeist type activity, and what are popularly known as MIB - Men in Black. French scientist, Jacques Vallee writes in a paper about High Strangeness: A primary objection to the reality of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena events among scientists is that witnesses consistently report objects whose seemingly absurd behavior “cannot possibly” be related to actual phenomena, even under extreme conditions.

Now, in the UFO problem we did not know at the start that there was a signal - there were merely tales, unacceptable to scientists as a body. Only those of us, through a long exposure to the subject, or The Wave - Book 1 motivated by a haunting curiosity to work in the field and to get our hands dirty with the raw data, came to know there was a signal. , of a meteorological nature. We know that there exists a subset of UFO reports of high strangeness and high witness credibility for which no one - and I emphasize - no one, has been able to ascribe a viable explanation.

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