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Wave Propagation

  • Heinz Parkus

Abstract

If some quantity such as stress, velocity, or temperature gradient experiences a discontinuity (jump) across a surface A, and if the surface moves through the body, we speak of a wave, and call A the wave front. In particular, depending on the shape of the surface, we may have plane waves, cylindrical waves, spherical waves, etc.

Keywords

Shock Wave Plane Wave Wave Front Jump Condition Cylindrical Wave 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinz Parkus
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical UniversityViennaAustria

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