Caustics, Catastrophes and Wave Fields

  • Yu. A. Kravtsov
  • Yu. I. Orlov
Part of the Springer Series on Wave Phenomena book series (SSWAV, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Yu. A. Kravtsov, Yu. I. Orlov
    Pages 1-7
  3. Yu. A. Kravtsov, Yu. I. Orlov
    Pages 8-33
  4. Yu. A. Kravtsov, Yu. I. Orlov
    Pages 34-47
  5. Yu. A. Kravtsov, Yu. I. Orlov
    Pages 48-72
  6. Yu. A. Kravtsov, Yu. I. Orlov
    Pages 73-115
  7. Yu. A. Kravtsov, Yu. I. Orlov
    Pages 116-134
  8. Yu. A. Kravtsov, Yu. I. Orlov
    Pages 135-147
  9. Yu. A. Kravtsov, Yu. I. Orlov
    Pages 148-159
  10. Yu. A. Kravtsov, Yu. I. Orlov
    Pages 160-189
  11. Yu. A. Kravtsov, Yu. I. Orlov
    Pages 190-201
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 202-216

About this book

Introduction

Caustics, Catastrophes and Wave Fields in a sense continues the treatment of the earlier volume 6 "Geometrical Optics of Inhomogeneous Media" in the present book series, by analysing caustics and their fields on the basis of modern catastrophe theory. This volume covers the key generalisations of geometrical optics related to caustic asymptotic expansions: The Lewis-Kravtsov method of standard functions, Maslov's method of canonical operators, Orlov's method of interference integrals, as well as their modifications for penumbra, space-time, random and other types of caustics. All the methods are amply illustrated by worked problems concerning relevant wave-field applications.

Keywords

Oscillation Phase Wave acoustics asymptotics caustics geometrical optics interference optics uniform caustics

Authors and affiliations

  • Yu. A. Kravtsov
    • 1
  • Yu. I. Orlov
    • 2
  1. 1.Space Research InstituteRussian Academy of ScienceMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Power Engineering InstituteMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-59887-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64167-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59887-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0931-7252