Acoustic Fields and Waves in Solids by B. A. Auld

By B. A. Auld

Quantity One starts off with a scientific improvement of uncomplicated ideas (strain, rigidity, stiffness and compliance, viscous clamping) and coordinate changes in either tensor and matrix notation. the elemental elastic box equations are then written in a sort analogous to Maxwell's equations. This analogy is then pursued while interpreting wave propagation in either isotropic and anisotropic solids. Piezoelectricity and bulk wave transducers are handled within the ultimate bankruptcy. Appendixes checklist slowness diagrams and fabric homes for numerous crystalline solids. quantity applies the cloth built in quantity One to numerous boundary worth difficulties (reflection and refraction at airplane surfaces, composite media, waveguides, and resonators). Pursuing the electromagnetic analogue, analytic thoughts standard in electromagnetism (for instance, general mode emissions), are utilized to elastic difficulties. ultimate chapters deal with perturbation and variational tools. An appendix lists homes of Rayleigh floor waves on unmarried crystal substrates.

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