Springer Series on Wave Phenomena

Caustics, Catastrophes and Wave Fields

Authors: Kravtsov, Yu.A., Orlov, Yu.I.

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Caustics, Catastrophes and Wave Fields in a sense continues the treatment of the earlier volume 6 "Geometrical Optics of Inhomogeneous Media" in the present book series, by analysing caustics and their fields on the basis of modern catastrophe theory. This volume covers the key generalisations of geometrical optics related to caustic asymptotic expansions: The Lewis-Kravtsov method of standard functions, Maslov's method of canonical operators, Orlov's method of interference integrals, as well as their modifications for penumbra, space-time, random and other types of caustics. All the methods are amply illustrated by worked problems concerning relevant wave-field applications.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kravtsov, Yu. A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Rays and Caustics

    Kravtsov, Yu. A. (et al.)

    Pages 8-33

  • Caustics as Catastrophes

    Kravtsov, Yu. A. (et al.)

    Pages 34-47

  • Typical Integrals of Catastrophe Theory

    Kravtsov, Yu. A. (et al.)

    Pages 48-72

  • Uniform Caustic Asymptotics Derived with Standard Integrals

    Kravtsov, Yu. A. (et al.)

    Pages 73-115

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eBook $139.00
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Softcover $179.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Caustics, Catastrophes and Wave Fields
Authors
Translated by
Edelev, M.G.
Series Title
Springer Series on Wave Phenomena
Series Volume
15
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-59887-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-59887-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-64227-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-64167-1
Series ISSN
0931-7252
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XII, 216
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