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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 116-128
  8. Yu. A. Kravtsov, Yu. I. Orlov
    Pages 129-141
  9. Yu. A. Kravtsov, Yu. I. Orlov
    Pages 142-153
  10. Yu. A. Kravtsov, Yu. I. Orlov
    Pages 154-183
  11. Yu. A. Kravtsov, Yu. I. Orlov
    Pages 184-195
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 196-210

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" by analysing caustics and their fields on the basis of modern catastrophe theory. The present volume covers local and uniform 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

acoustics asymptotics caustics geometrical optics optics uniform caustics

Authors and affiliations

  • Yu. A. Kravtsov
    • 1
  • Yu. I. Orlov
    • 2
  1. 1.General Physics Institute Division GROTRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Power Engineering InstituteMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-97491-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-97493-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-97491-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0931-7252
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