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The Excitation and Propagation of Elastic Waves : Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics - J. A. Hudson

The Excitation and Propagation of Elastic Waves

Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics


Published: 26th November 1984
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This paperback edition of Dr Hudson's advanced textbook presents the theory of small disturbances propagating through solids. The material is set out carefully in mathematical detail. The linearised theory of elasticity has now been replaced by a more fundamental approach based on a generalised theory of continuum mechanics. Despite this change of emphasis in solid mechanics there remain important areas of physics in which the linear theory is clearly of fundamental importance, especially in seismology, noise analysis and the non-destructive testing of materials. This is a textbook suitable for advanced undergraduates in a variety of disciplines, including applied mathematics, applied physics, geophysics and structural and civil engineering. The book is of particular interest to seismologists and physicists engaged in non-destructive testing.

The linearised equations of motion
Compressional waves and shear waves
Surface and interface waves
Wavefronts and ray paths
The general initial-boundary-value problem
Time-harmonic problems
A line source in a half-space (the Lamb problem)
The Lamb problem with a harmonic source
Linear visco-elasticity
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ISBN: 9780521318679
ISBN-10: 052131867X
Series: Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 26th November 1984
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.31