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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. (28 Dec. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486462455
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486462455
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.4 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 224,556 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I had to write a report for an oscillating water column, and required a reference text on the basics of ocean wave energy conversion. This book fit the bill PERFECTLY! I was able to source matter, theory and concepts I was seeking from this read on-the-fly. Not only is the matter written clearly and concisely, and the math easy to understand (no ultra-heady second order partial differential wave equation derivatives) the superfluous bla bla is minimal. There is also a glossary with a bazillion variables and their respective units, some patent examples, and plenty of sketches that lend toward clarifying the printed matter. Yup, I expect this book to receive heavy usage, and I expect it to have worn and tattered pages.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x97649a8c) out of 5 stars 6 reviews
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HASH(0x978d8d14) out of 5 stars Reasonable, but old 7 May 2010
By John C. Briggs - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a reasonable read with a lot of good information. There are many equations available to help the engineer understand the physics of what is happening. Non-engineers may want to find a different book, or skip over any sections with equations. Unfortunately, there are numerous errors in the equations. One great thing is that there are a lot or "worked examples" in this book so it is possible to test your understanding of the equations (and prove that the book has errors).

Perhaps the bigger problem with the book is that it is so old (1981). Wave power has progress a lot since then. The book is well written and carefully considered. It is unfortunate that no one has had a chance to update the book. On the other hand, the physics of wave power does not change, so that section of the book is fine.

If the author writes a Wave Power 2010, I would definitely pick that up.
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HASH(0x9a16e75c) out of 5 stars Excellent technical reference with basic technology review. 24 Sept. 2011
By C Cavanagh - Published on Amazon.com
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I borrowed this from the local varsity library and appreciated it's excellent readable style, dual unit use and relevant examples so much as to make this a must buy and I have done just that. Sensible comparison of various wave energy conversion technologies show how to assess WEC methods. As a prelude to McCormick's later, more advanced books, this is certainly one that should involve the reader in this fascinating technology.
By Addicted2Latte - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book for a class (required text), but I think I only opened the book a few times. It seemed a little dated. I traded it back to amazon after the class was over. I just wasn't very impressed and I didn't find it useful. My class was Ocean Energy Conversion and wave energy conversion was about half the class.
HASH(0x97c43bac) out of 5 stars Excellent Overview on Ocean Wave Energy 11 April 2008
By Animatin - Published on Amazon.com
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This book, albeit somewhat outdated, provides an excellent overview on Ocean Wave Energy conversion. The mathematics is quite easy to follow. The patent overview in the appendix is very instructive. Highly recommended as an introductory book on wave energy conversion
HASH(0x9ad3ecf0) out of 5 stars Good introductory text 11 Feb. 2008
By David F. Parker - Published on Amazon.com
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This book, although quite dated (1982), gives a broad view on wave energy conversion and the basic techniques used. The math is easy to follow and the examples appear to have correct solutions. I enjoyed reading it.
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