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Wave and Rays in Seismology : Answers to Unasked Questions (Hardcover) (Michael A. Slawinski)

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The author dedicates this book to readers who are concerned with finding out the status of concepts, statements and hypotheses, and with clarifying and rearranging them in a logical order, in words of Mario Bunge. It is thus not intended to teach tools and techniques of the trade, but to discuss the foundations on which seismology — and in a larger sense, the theory of wave propagation in solids — is built. A key questions is: why and to what extent can a theory developed for an elastic continuum be used to investigate the propagation of waves in the Earth, which is neither a continuum nor fully elastic? But the scrutiny of the foundations goes much deeper: material symmetry, effective tensors, equivalent media; the influence (lack thereof) of gravitational and thermal effects and the rotation of the Earth, are discussed ab initio.
Number of Pages: 379
Genre: Science
Sub-Genre: Mechanics / General, Electromagnetism, Mathematical Physics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Inc
Author: Michael A. Slawinski
Language: English
Street Date: August 31, 2016
TCIN: 50099612
UPC: 9789814644808
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-2366
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