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Computational Ocean Acoustics

Jensen, F.B., Kuperman, W.A., Porter, M.B., Schmidt, H.

First edition originally published by the American Institute of Physics, 1994

2nd ed. 2011, XVIII, 794p. 299 illus., 217 illus. in color.

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  • Presents a thoroughly revised and updated edition of a classic in the field of ocean acoustics 
  • Reinforces concepts via problems at the end of each chapter
  • Uses color illustrations extensively throughout the text 
  • The only book to cover numerical methods in ocean acoustics

Since the mid-1970s, the computer has played an increasingly pivotal role in the field of ocean acoustics. Faster and less expensive than actual ocean experiments, and capable of accommodating the full complexity of the acoustic problem, numerical models are now standard research tools in ocean laboratories.

The progress made in computational ocean acoustics over the last thirty years is summed up in this authoritative and innovatively illustrated new text. Written by some of the field's pioneers, all Fellows of the Acoustical Society of America, Computational Ocean Acoustics presents the latest numerical techniques for solving the wave equation in heterogeneous fluid–solid media. The authors discuss various computational schemes in detail, emphasizing the importance of theoretical foundations that lead directly to numerical implementations for real ocean environments. To further clarify the presentation, the fundamental propagation features of the techniques are illustrated in color.

Computational Ocean Acoustics conveys the state-of-the-art of numerical modeling techniques for graduate and undergraduate students of acoustics, geology and geophysics, applied mathematics, and ocean engineering. It is also an essential addition to the libraries of ocean research institutions that use propagation models.

Content Level » Graduate

Related subjects » Classical Continuum Physics - Engineering - Oceanography - Theoretical Computer Science

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