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Applied Geophysics – Waves and rays - I Elastic waves When a stress is applied (or released) the corresponding strain propagates out from the source. Point source seismic disturbance: • Wavefront expands out from the point: Huygen’s Principle • Body waves: sphere
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Unformatted text preview: • Surface waves: circle • Rays : perpendicular to wavefront Applied Geophysics – Waves and rays - I Waves – a reminder v = f λ λ • Velocity, v • Wavelength, λ • Frequency, f • Period, T = 1/f Distance Time...
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This note was uploaded on 01/07/2012 for the course PHYSICS 384 taught by Professor Wei during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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