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Nonlinear Acoustics

  • Steven L. Garrett
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Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Abstract

A fundamental assumption of linear acoustics is that the presence of a wave does not have an effect on the properties of the medium through which it propagates. Under that assumption, two sound waves can be superimposed when they occupy the same space at the same time, but one wave will have no effect on the other wave and once they part company, there will be no evidence of their previous interaction. This is illustrated in Fig. 15.1. By extension, the assumption of linearity also means that a waveform is stable since any individual wave does not interact with itself.

Keywords

Sound Speed Radiation Force Pump Wave Sound Field Levitation Force 
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  • Steven L. Garrett
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  1. 1.Pine Grove MillsUSA

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