Physical Acoustics V10

Physical Acoustics V10

Principles and Methods

1st Edition - December 28, 1973

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  • Editor: Warren P. Mason
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151276

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Physical Acoustics: Principles and Methods, Volume X, is a five-chapter text that covers the principles and methods of generation of physical acoustics. The first chapter provides the essential results obtained concerning acoustic surface waves on curved surfaces and relates them to the corresponding plane surface waves. This chapter also presents a classification of surface and lateral waves on flat surfaces along with their properties. The second chapter describes a group of acoustic wave problems that are particularly suitable for study by means of Schlieren visualization. The third chapter deals with the production of ultrasonic waves by direct electromagnetic generation, while type II superconductors, which are useful for superconducting magnets with strong magnetic fields and with high current densities, are investigated in the fourth chapter. The fifth chapter discusses the principles of hologram and its application to very short length electromagnetic waves known as microwaves and to acoustic waves of various wavelengths.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    1 Surface Waves in Acoustics

    I. Introduction

    II. Surface Waves on Flat Surfaces: Lateral Waves

    III. Surface Waves Generated by Sound Scattering on Impenetrable, Simple Curved Surfaces

    IV. Surface Waves in Sound Scattering from General, Smooth, Convex Surfaces

    V. Surface Waves on Simple Curved Transparent Objects

    VI. More-General Excitation Mechanisms for Surface Waves


    2 Observation of Acoustic Radiation from Plane and Curved Surfaces

    I. Introduction

    II. Acoustic Visualization by Schlieren

    III. Radiation from Solid Cylinders

    IV. Radiation from Cylindrical Shells

    V. Reflection and Radiation from Plane Interfaces


    3 Electromagnetic Generation of Ultrasonic Waves

    I. Introduction

    II. Classical Theory of Electromagnetic Generation

    III. High-Temperature Results

    IV. Microscopic Theory of Electromagnetic Generation

    V. Low-Temperature Results

    VI. Conclusion



    4 Elastic Behavior and Structural Instability of High-Temperature A-15 Structure Superconductors

    I. Introduction

    II. The Batterman-Barrett Transformation in A-15 Materials at Low Temperatures

    III. Elastic Behavior of A-15 Materials Above Tc

    IV. Elastic Behavior of High-Tc Superconductors at the Superconducting Transition

    V. High-Frequency Phonon Behavior

    VI. Anharmonicity, Instability, and Superconductivity

    VII. Theoretical Models of the High-Temperature Superconductors

    VIII. Structural Instability and High-Temperature Superconductivity


    5 Acoustic Holography

    I. Introduction

    II. Holograms and Zone Plates

    III. Hologram Theory

    IV. Early Acoustic Holograms

    V. Coherence

    VI. Reflection Zone Plates

    VII. Hologram Speckle

    VIII. The Synthetic-Aperture Concept

    IX. Stationary Synthetic-Aperture Systems

    X. Early Experiments in Acoustic Holography

    XI. Acoustic Synthetic-Aperture Systems

    XII. Medical Applications of Acoustic Holography

    XIII. Underwater Applications of Acoustic Holography

    XIV. Acoustic Kinoforms

    XV. Acoustic Holographic Interferometry

    XVI. Hologram Pulse Compression

    XVII. Seismic Applications of Holography

    XVIII. Further Reading Suggestions


    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Cumulative Author Index, Volumes 1-10

Product details

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1973
  • Published: December 28, 1973
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151276

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Warren P. Mason

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