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Waves in Continuous Elastic Media

  • Eleftherios N. EconomouEmail author
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Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Abstract

Let u (r, t) be the displacement of a point r at time t of a continuous medium. The medium is deformed as a result of u being non-uniform. Hence, the defor-mation will depend on the derivatives ∂uν//xμ (μ, ν = 1, 2, 3 are the Cartesian coordinates).

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) Department of PhysicsUniversity of CreteHeraklionGreece

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