Physical Acoustics V11

Physical Acoustics V11

Principles and Methods

1st Edition - September 28, 1975

Write a review

  • Editor: Warren P. Mason
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323153287

Purchase options

Purchase options
DRM-free (PDF)
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order


Physical Acoustics: Principles and Methods reviews the principles and methods of physical acoustics and covers topics ranging from third sound in superfluid helium films to the method of matched asymptotic expansions (MAE). Ultrasonic diffraction from single apertures and its application to pulse measurements and crystal physics are also discussed, together with elastic surface wave devices, acoustic emission, and nonlinear effects in piezoelectric quartz crystals. Comprised of six chapters, this volume begins with a detailed treatment of the theory of third sound in superfluid helium films, third sound resonators, and many other properties. The second chapter is devoted to the MAE method, with emphasis on its ability to produce results in acoustics and to provide insight into classical problems. Subsequent chapters deal with bulk and surface waves; phase coded signals and their generation and detection by interdigital grid structures; elastic surface wave devices such as pulse compression filters; and nonlinear effects in quartz crystals. The final chapter describes acoustic emission and the noise produced in materials when they are strained. This book will be of interest to physicists.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    1 Third Sound in Superfluid Helium Films

    I. Introduction

    II. The Theory of Third Sound in Flat Films

    III. The Properties of Third Sound in Flat Films—Theory

    IV. Experiments on Third Sound

    V. The Surface Roughness of the Substrate

    VI . Third Sound Resonators

    VII. Third Sound in Mixed He3-He4 Films

    VIII. Energy in Third Sound

    IX. The Normal Fluid Motion and Attenuation

    X. Microscopic Theories

    Glossary of Key Symbols and Phrases


    2 Physical Acoustics and the Method of Matched Asymptotic Expansions

    I. Introduction and Elementary Illustrations

    II. Scattering and Diffraction Problems

    III. Acoustic Waveguides

    IV. Nonlinear Acoustics

    V. Conclusions


    3 Ultrasonic Diffraction from Single Apertures with Application to Pulse Measurements and Crystal Physics

    I. Introduction

    II. Theory

    III. Computations

    IV. Experiments

    V. Diffraction Corrections

    VI. Input Amplitude Profile

    VII. Broadband Pulses

    VIII. Specimens of Finite Width

    IX. Surface Waves

    X. Summary



    4 Elastic Surface Wave Devices

    I. Introduction

    II. Phase Coded Signals

    III. 13 Bit Barker Code Correlator

    IV. Programmable Sequence Generator

    V. Pulse Compression Filters


    5 Nonlinear Effects in Piezoelectric Quartz Crystals

    I. Introduction

    II. Fundamental Equations of Quartz

    III. Characteristic Coefficients

    IV. Nonlinear Effects in Shear Vibrating Quartz Crystal Resonators

    V. Equivalent Electrical Circuits of a Quartz Resonator

    VI. Influence of an Applied dc Electric Field

    VII. Conclusion


    6 Acoustic Emission

    I. Introduction

    II. Historical Work

    III. Early Work and General Background

    IV. Materials Investigated with Acoustic Emission

    V. Processes Studied with Acoustic Emission

    VI. Structural Integrity

    VII. Potpourri of Topics (Brief Descriptions)

    VIII. Conclusions and Suggestions for Further Work

    IX. Appendix



    Subject Index

    Contents of Previous Volumes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 378
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1975
  • Published: September 28, 1975
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323153287

About the Editor

Warren P. Mason

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for "Physical Acoustics V11"