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Bridging the gap between introductory textbooks and advanced monographs, this book provides the necessary mathematical tools to tackle seismological problems and demonstrates how to apply them. Including student exercises, for which solutions are available on a dedicated website, it appeals to advanced undergraduate and graduate students. It is also a useful reference volume for researchers wishing to "brush up" on fundamentals before they study more advanced topics in seismology.Read more
- Bridges the gap between the introductory and advanced seismology books currently available
- Starts from first principles and progressively moves to more advanced topics, demonstrating all the necessary mathematical derivations en-route
- Student exercises and programs for mathematical calculations and data display are made available via the web
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- Date Published: July 2003
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521817301
- length: 462 pages
- dimensions: 255 x 180 x 28 mm
- weight: 1.085kg
- contains: 92 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to tensors and dyadics
2. Deformation: strain and rotation tensors
3. The stress tensor
4. Linear elasticity: the elastic wave equation
5. Scalar and elastic waves in unbounded media
6. Plane waves in simple models with plane boundaries
7. Surface waves in simple models: dispersive waves
8. Ray theory
9. Seismic point sources in unbounded homogeneous media
10. The earthquake source in unbounded media
11. Anelastic attenuation
Appendix A. Introduction to the theory of distributions
Appendix B. The Hilbert transform
Appendix C. Green's function for the 3-D scalar wave equation
Appendix D. Proof of equation (9.5.12)
Appendix E. Proof of equation (9.13.1)
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