Fundamentals and Applications of Ultrasonic Waves

J. David N. Cheeke, J. David N. Cheeke

April 18, 2002 by CRC Press
Reference - 480 Pages - 112 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849301308 - CAT# 0338

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  • Provides a full and rigorous treatment of the fundamentals of acoustic waves
  • Includes a comprehensive treatment of acoustic waveguides-a subject typically addressed only in more advanced texts
  • Offers a broad, up-to-date survey of acoustic sensors, trends in scanning acoustic microscopy, and major developments in multi-bubble and single-bubble sonoluminescence
  • Contains unique discussions on emerging areas of ultrasonics, including multiple scattering, time reversal, picosecond ultrasonics, air-coupled ultrasonics, and resonant ultrasound spectroscopy
  • Summary

    Ultrasonics. A subject with applications across all the basic sciences, engineering, medicine, and oceanography, yet even the broader topic of acoustics is now rarely offered at undergraduate levels. Ultrasonics is addressed primarily at the doctoral level, and texts appropriate for beginning graduate students or newcomers to the field are virtually nonexistent.

    Fundamentals and Applications of Ultrasonic Waves fills that void. Designed specifically for senior undergraduates, beginning graduate students, and those just entering the field, it begins with the fundamentals, but goes well beyond the simple, general concepts of waves to a detailed treatment of ultrasonic waves in isotropic media. Addressing a wide range of topics, the author focuses on the physics of acoustic waves, their propagation, and the different modes that can be excited in various geometries. Strong emphasis on applications in the later chapters provides a concrete setting for the more formal and theoretical earlier discussions.

    Your search for the right introduction to ultrasonics is over. The clear, engaging prose, careful balance of theory and applications, and rigorous but accessible mathematical treatments in this book combine to build a solid foundation either for practical work in the field or moving on to higher-level studies.