The investigation of nonlinear phenomena in acoustics has a rich history
stretching back to the mechanical physical sciences in the nineteenth
century. The study of nonlinear phenomena, such as explosions and jet
engines, prompted the sharp growth of interest in nonlinear acoustic
phenomena. The authors consider models of different `acoustic' media as
well as equations and behaviour of finite-amplitude waves. Consideration
is given to the effects of nonlinearity, dissipation, dispersion, and
for two- and three-dimensional problems, reflection and diffraction upon
the evolution and interaction of acoustic beams. This book will be of
interest not only to specialists in acoustics, but also to a wide
audience of mathematicians, physicists, and engineers working on
nonlinear waves in various physical systems.
- First book in its subject
- Authoritative authors (previously published only in Russian)
- Emerging application of nonlinear dynamics
Preface; 1. Nonlinearity, dissipation and dispersion in acoustics; 2.
Simple waves and shocks in acoustics; 3. Nonlinear geometrical
acoustics; 4. Nonlinear sound beams; 5. Sound-sound interaction
(nondispersive medium); 6. Nonlinear acoustic waves in dispersive media;
7. Self-action and stimulated scattering of sound; Conclusion.