search for books and compare prices
cover image
Acoustic and Elastic Wave Fields in Geophysics
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Elsevier Science Ltd
Publication date October 11, 2002
Pages 630
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780444506429
ISBN-10 044450642X
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.75 by 9.50 in.
Weight 2.80 lbs.
Original list price $265.00
Other format details sci/tech
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: This book is a continuation of 'Acoustic and Elastic Wave Fields in Geophysics, Part I' published in 2000. The second volume is dedicated to propagation of linear plane, spherical and cylindrical acoustic waves in different media. Chapter 1 is devoted to principles of geometric acoustic in plane wave approximation. The eikonal and transport equations are derived. Ray tracing and wavefront construction techniques are explained. Chapter 2 deals with dynamic properties of wave fields. The behavior of pressure and displacements amplitudes in zero approximation is analysed in two ways: using Poynting vector and solving the transport equation. This chapter contains several examples related to shadow zones and caustics. In Chapter 3 using the results of analysis of high-frequency wave kinematics and dynamics some fundamental aspects of Kirchhoff migration are described. Chapters 4 and 5 are devoted to propagation of plane waves in media with flat boundaries in the case of normal and oblique incidence. Special attention is paid to the case when an incident angle exceeds the critical angles. Formation of normal modes in the waveguide is discussed. Chapter 6 deals with a spherical wave reflection and refraction. The steepest descent method is introduced to describe the behavior of reflected, transmitted, head and evanescent waves. In Chapter 7 propagation of stationary and transient waves in a waveguide formed by a flat layer with low velocity are investigated. Normal modes and waves related to the branch points of integrands under consideration are studied. Dispersive properties of normal modes are discussed. Chapter 8 describes wave propagation inside cylinder in acoustic media. Several appendices are added to help the reader understand different aspects of mathematics used in the book.

Book cover for 9780444503367 Book cover for 9780444506429
The price comparison is for this edition
With K. L. Larner | from Elsevier Science Ltd (October 11, 2002)
9780444506429 | details & prices | 630 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 2.80 lbs | List price $265.00
About: This book is a continuation of 'Acoustic and Elastic Wave Fields in Geophysics, Part I' published in 2000.
from Elsevier Science Ltd (March 2, 2000)
9780444503367 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 2.45 lbs | List price $250.00
About: This book is dedicated to basic physical principles of the propagation of acoustic and elastic waves.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. is not a bookseller, just an information source.