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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 1.138J (Fall 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Wave Propagation 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Chiang C. Mei
    Prof. Triantaphyllos Akylas
    Prof. Rodolfo Rosales 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 2.062J / 1.138J / 18.376J Wave Propagation



    Fall 2006




    Course Highlights


    This course features a simulations section with animations of group velocity and scattering by various objects, as well as a complete set of lecture notes and homework assignments.


    Course Description


    This course discusses the Linearized theory of wave phenomena in applied mechanics. Examples are chosen from elasticity, acoustics, geophysics, hydrodynamics and other subjects. The topics include: basic concepts, one dimensional examples, characteristics, dispersion and group velocity, scattering, transmission and reflection, two dimensional reflection and refraction across an interface, mode conversion in elastic waves, diffraction and parabolic approximation, radiation from a line source, surface Rayleigh waves and Love waves in elastic media, waves on the sea surface and internal waves in a stratified fluid, waves in moving media, ship wave pattern, atmospheric lee waves behind an obstacle, and waves through a laminated media.

    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

     

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