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Fundamentals of Seismic Wave Propagation

Fundamentals of Seismic Wave Propagation

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  • Date Published: August 2004
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521815383

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  • Presenting a comprehensive introduction to the propagation of high-frequency body-waves in elastodynamics, this volume develops the theory of seismic wave propagation in acoustic, elastic and anisotropic media to allow seismic waves to be modelled in complex, realistic three-dimensional Earth models. The book is a text for graduate courses in theoretical seismology, and a reference for all academic and industrial seismologists using numerical modelling methods. Exercises and suggestions for further reading are included in each chapter.

    • Applicable to all areas of seismology: regional and crustal seismology, exploration and borehole seismics, sonics and ultrasonics
    • The author has a wealth of academic and industry experience and is well known for his contributions in this field
    • There are exercises at the end of each chapter for which solutions will be provided on the internet
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    "This fine volume represents a welcome addition to the growing number of recent books dealing with various aspects of seismic wave propagation theory..a veritable treasure trove of seismic high-frequency forward modeling techniques. It will be a definitive reference work for a long time to come." The Leading Edge

    "This is a significant accomplishment for what can easily be a difficult subject, and speaks volumes for the author's intimate expertise with the material." EOS-Transactions, AGU

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    • Date Published: August 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521815383
    • length: 634 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 178 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.31kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Preliminaries
    Nomenclature
    Symbols
    Special functions
    Canonical signals
    1. Introduction
    2. Basic wave propagation
    3. Transforms
    4. Review of continuum mechanics and elastic waves
    5. Asymptotic ray theory
    6. Rays at an interface
    7. Differential systems for stratified media
    8. Inverse transforms for stratified media
    9. Canonical signals
    10. Generalizations of ray theory
    Appendix A. Useful integrals
    Appendix B. Useful Fourier transforms
    Appendix C. Ordinary differential equations
    Appendix D. Saddle-point methods
    Bibliography
    Author index
    Subject index.

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