By Robert M. Sorensen
The second one variation (1997) of this article was once a totally rewritten model of the unique textual content simple Coastal Engineering released in 1978. This 3rd variation makes a number of corrections, advancements and additions to the second one variation. simple Coastal Engineering is an introductory textual content on wave mechanics and coastal procedures besides basics that underline the perform of coastal engineering. This booklet was once written for a senior or first postgraduate direction in coastal engineering. it's also compatible for self examine via a person having a easy engineering or actual technological know-how history. the extent of insurance doesn't require a math or fluid mechanics historical past past that awarded in a standard undergraduate civil or mechanical engineering curriculum. the cloth p- sented during this textual content relies at the author’s lecture notes from a one-semester direction at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Texas A&M college, and George Washington collage, and a senior optionally available path at Lehigh college. The textual content includes examples to illustrate a few of the research strategies which are offered and every bankruptcy (except the 1st and final) has a set of difficulties for the reader to resolve that extra show and extend upon the textual content fabric. bankruptcy 1 in short describes the coastal atmosphere and introduces the re- tively new box of coastal engineering. bankruptcy 2 describes the two-dimensional features of floor waves and offers the small-amplitude wave concept to aid this description.