1.138[J] Wave Propagation

Class Info

Theoretical concepts and analysis of wave problems in science and engineering with examples chosen from elasticity, acoustics, geophysics, hydrodynamics, blood flow, nondestructive evaluation, and other applications. Progressive waves, group velocity and dispersion, energy density and transport. Reflection, refraction and transmission of plane waves by an interface. Mode conversion in elastic waves. Rayleigh waves. Waves due to a moving load. Scattering by a two-dimensional obstacle. Reciprocity theorems. Parabolic approximation. Waves on the sea surface. Capillary-gravity waves. Wave resistance. Radiation of surface waves. Internal waves in stratified fluids. Waves in rotating media. Waves in random media.

This class has 2.003, and 18.075 as prerequisites.

1.138[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by T. R. Akylas and R. R. Rosales.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

In the Spring 2014 Subject Evaluations, 1.138[J] was rated 5.8 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Wave Propagation site.

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