Physical Acoustics V10 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124779105, 9780323151276

Physical Acoustics V10

1st Edition

Principles and Methods

Editors: Warren P. Mason
eBook ISBN: 9780323151276
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th December 1973
Page Count: 416
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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



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


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