An Introduction to Underwater Acoustics

Principles and Applications

Xavier Lurton

An Introduction to Underwater AcousticsUnderwater acoustics is widely employed in ocean engineering, seafloor mapping, defence, navigation and fisheries, and is one of the major technologies used in the exploration and exploitation of the oceans. This book provides an accessible, up-to-date introduction to the subject.

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Written by an experienced practitioner and teacher, An Introduction to Underwater Acoustics focuses on specific aspects of the topic, such as propagation, reflection and scattering by targets, noise, transducers and signal processing. It explains the working principles and applications in a clear and concise manner and contains many practical results and useful formulae. As such, it can also be used as a handbook by all researchers and practitioners interested in this rapidly expanding area.

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Extent: 376 pages
Binding: hardback
Publication Date: October 2002
ISBN: 978-3-540-42967-8

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