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Nonlinear Wave Processes in Acoustics : Cambridge Texts in Applied Mathematics - K. Naugolnykh

Nonlinear Wave Processes in Acoustics

Cambridge Texts in Applied Mathematics

Paperback Published: 5th October 1998
ISBN: 9780521399845
Number Of Pages: 312

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The investigation of nonlinear phenomena in acoustics has a rich history stretching back to the mechanical physical sciences in the nineteenth century. The study of nonlinear phenomena, such as explosions and jet engines, prompted the sharp growth of interest in nonlinear acoustic phenomena. In this book, the authors consider models of different "acoustic" media as well as equations and behavior of finite-amplitude waves. The authors also consider the effects of nonlinearity, dissipation, dispersion, and for two- and three-dimensional problems, reflection and diffraction on the evolution and interaction of acoustic beams. This book will be of interest not only to specialists in acoustics, but also to a wide audience of mathematicians, physicists, and engineers working on nonlinear waves in various physical systems.

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'This is a very good book ... One cannot but admire the wide scope of the subject, the breadth of the book's coverage, and the skill of its authors.' Zentralblatt '... specialists are offered here a remarkable synthesis of the ... theoretical studies in nonlinear acoustics'. I. Delbende, European Journal of Mechanics '... impressive and useful ... A good test of an advanced book like this one is to go back over problems within its remit that one has attacked in the past, and wonder whether the book would have helped or hindered ... The book passes the test with ease ... this book will be useful to me and to many other research workers in this field and related ones. As a reference and a guide to the literature it is excellent, and its terseness is an advantage when one needs a quick introduction to a subject.' A. Evans, Review in Contemporary Physics

Preface
Nonlinearity, dissipation and dispersion in acoustics
Simple waves and shocks in acoustics
Nonlinear geometrical acoustics
Nonlinear sound beams
Sound-sound interaction (nondispersive medium)
Nonlinear acoustic waves in dispersive media
Self-action and stimulated scattering of sound
Conclusion.
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ISBN: 9780521399845
ISBN-10: 052139984X
Series: Cambridge Texts in Applied Mathematics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 5th October 1998
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.44  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.44

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