• Sverre HolmEmail author


The interest in this book is in media that attenuate the wave with power laws of order other than two over all of the frequency range or a part of it, and the various mechanisms that can cause such attenuation. Then attenuation will follow:
$$\begin{aligned} \alpha _k = a_0 |\omega |^y, \end{aligned}$$
where \(\alpha _k\) is the attenuation (the negative imaginary part of the wave number k, hence, the index), \(\omega \) is angular frequency, and \(a_0\) and \(0 \le y \le 2\) are constants. The absolute value is used to ensure that attenuation never becomes negative. Such attenuation cannot be described with the equations above and the question that I asked myself some 15–20 years ago was whether it is possible to describe this in a better way. This book is the result of my quest for an answer.


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