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Pulses and Other Wave Processes in Fluids

An Asymptotical Approach to Initial Problems

  • Mark Kelbert
  • Igor Sazonov

Part of the Modern Approaches in Geophysics book series (MAGE, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Mark Kelbert, Igor Sazonov
    Pages 1-4
  3. Mark Kelbert, Igor Sazonov
    Pages 5-30
  4. Mark Kelbert, Igor Sazonov
    Pages 31-86
  5. Mark Kelbert, Igor Sazonov
    Pages 87-128
  6. Mark Kelbert, Igor Sazonov
    Pages 129-202
  7. Mark Kelbert, Igor Sazonov
    Pages 203-215
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 217-227

About this book

Introduction

The subject of wave phenomena is well-known for its inter-disciplinary nature. Progress in this field has been made both through the desire to solve very practical problems, arising in acoustics, optics, radiophysics, electronics, oceanography, me­ teorology and so on, and through the development of mathematical physics which emphasized that completely different physical phenomena are governed by the same (or similar) equations. In the immense literature on physics of waves there is no lack of good presentations of particular branches or general textbooks on mathematical physics. But if one restricts the attention to pulse propagation phenomena, one no­ tices that many useful facts are scattered among the various books and journals, and their connections are not immediately apparent. For example, the problems involv­ ing acoustic pulse propagation in bubbly liquids and those related to electromagnetic pulses in resonant media are usually treated without much cross reference in spite of their obvious connections. The authors of this book have attempted to write a coherent account of a few pulse propagation problems selected from different branches of applied physics. Although the basic material on linear pulse propagation is included, some topics have their own unique twists, and a comprehensive treatment of this body of material can hardly be found in other sources. First of all, the problem of pulse propagation in non­ equilibrium media (unstable or admitting attenuation) is far more delicate than it is apparent at a first glance.

Keywords

asymptotic methods fluid mechanics geophysics mechanics wave

Authors and affiliations

  • Mark Kelbert
    • 1
  • Igor Sazonov
    • 2
  1. 1.European Business Management SchoolUniversity of WalesSwanseaUK
  2. 2.Institute of Atmospheric PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-8644-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4669-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8644-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-6096
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